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Ghost Sea: A Novel

Ghost Sea: A Novel

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by Ferenc Mate
     
 

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"It's Joseph Conrad meets Elmore Leonard."—Vancouver Sun
A spellbinding tale of the sea: love, murder, and mysticism: At the turn of the century, a Kwakiutl warrior from British Columbia's wild northern islands raids an artifact collector's yacht to reclaim stolen sacred masks. He takes the collector's wife, Kate, as hostage on his 200-mile canoe

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"It's Joseph Conrad meets Elmore Leonard."—Vancouver Sun
A spellbinding tale of the sea: love, murder, and mysticism: At the turn of the century, a Kwakiutl warrior from British Columbia's wild northern islands raids an artifact collector's yacht to reclaim stolen sacred masks. He takes the collector's wife, Kate, as hostage on his 200-mile canoe voyage home. The collector hires Dugger, a coastal trader living on the edges of the law, to give chase in his ketch with the collector as passenger, but Dugger's financial salvation comes at a terrible price, for he is Kate's secret lover. Day and night Dugger sails the uncharted islands, through raging currents and ship-swallowing whirlpools, and the account of his pursuit is interwoven with Kate's harrowing and erotically charged journey.
Based on a true story, this novel reaches its thrilling climax at the last secret, hallucinatory potlatch of the ancient Kwakiutl culture, where the history of a doomed people is melded with the fury of three hearts.

Editorial Reviews

Walter Cronkite
“A great read; not only a gripping story but also one of the most dramatic and detailed sailing adventures of all time.”
Elaine Lembo
“What a novel! I loved it from the first pages….a novel of substance and a page-turner.”
John Rousmaniere
“An action-packed sea adventure that's also an anthropological thriller.”
Wooden Boat Magazine
“Ferenc Maté has re-invented the genre we haven't seen since London and Conrad; polished writing, humanism and sheer adventurism.”
Pacific Yachting Magazine
“An hypnotic tale written by a master mariner and story teller….Sure to be a treasured classic.”

Product Details

ISBN-13:
9780920256510
Publisher:
Albatross
Publication date:
05/23/2007
Series:
Dugger/Nello Series
Edition description:
Reprint
Pages:
288
Product dimensions:
5.50(w) x 8.30(h) x 0.70(d)

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Walter Cronkite
A great read; not only a gripping story but also one of the most dramatic and detailed sailing adventures of all time.

Meet the Author

Ferenc Máté is the author of 15 books translated into 12 languages, including New York Times Notable Book A Vineyard in Tuscany and the Dugger/Nello historical sea adventure fiction series. He lives in a 13-century friary with his family tending vines and olives in Tuscany. Visit www.ferencmate.com

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