The Shipbreaker

The Shipbreaker

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by Mike Cooper
     
 
On the wracked beach of Chittagong, Bangladesh, armies of men reduce the world's unwanted ocean vessels to scrap - using nothing more than torches, hacksaws, and muscle. One is Mohit, desperately poor, whose dream of a better life is destroyed when a foreman dies in an explosion. But the death may not have been an accident. Mohit tracks the killer through his

Overview

On the wracked beach of Chittagong, Bangladesh, armies of men reduce the world's unwanted ocean vessels to scrap - using nothing more than torches, hacksaws, and muscle. One is Mohit, desperately poor, whose dream of a better life is destroyed when a foreman dies in an explosion. But the death may not have been an accident. Mohit tracks the killer through his shantytown, confronting bosses, criminal gangs, and laborers no different than himself.

Product Details

ISBN-13:
2940012430069
Publisher:
New Word City, Inc.
Publication date:
04/01/2011
Sold by:
Barnes & Noble
Format:
NOOK Book
Pages:
34
File size:
451 KB

Meet the Author

Mike Cooper's short stories have received wide recognition, including a Shamus Award. His novel Clawback will be published in 2012. In younger days Mike traveled widely in Asia, including several years in Japan. He now lives outside Boston with his wife and two children.

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Shipbreaker 5 out of 5 based on 0 ratings. 2 reviews.
Anonymous More than 1 year ago
I've traveled a lot in southeast Asia, and Cooper nailed it. The characters are vivid and the plot is gangbusters. If you want a quick read that really pulls you into a different world click away.
Anonymous More than 1 year ago
Excellent short story very well writtten