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Ghost Sea: A Novel (Dugger/Nello Series) [NOOK Book]

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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 ...
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Ghost Sea: A Novel (Dugger/Nello Series)

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Overview

"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.
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Product Details

  • ISBN-13: 9780920256718
  • Publisher: Albatross
  • Publication date: 5/17/2007
  • Series: Dugger/Nello Series
  • Sold by: Barnes & Noble
  • Format: eBook
  • File size: 838 KB

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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  • Anonymous

    Posted June 15, 2007

    Fascinating Northwest Nautical Mystery

    Not since 'Proving Ground' have I found a sailing story quite as gripping. I'll read anything on sailing, from Slocum's and Montessiors round-the-world travels, to this may become one of sailings finer mysteries - carefully weaving a forbidden love story, a young sailors first real boat, into a discovery of one of the fabled Northwest's outlawed pow wows between many of the indigenous first American tribes that still live North of Vancouver. As tightly woven a sailing mystery and discovery of the early Northwest as I've ever come across.

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