Ghost Sea: A Novel

Ghost Sea: A Novel

by Ferenc Mate
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Ghost Sea: A Novel by Ferenc Mate

"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.

Product Details

ISBN-13: 9780920256510
Publisher: Albatross
Publication date: 05/23/2007
Series: Dugger/Nello Series
Edition description: Reprint
Pages: 288
Sales rank: 1,074,131
Product dimensions: 5.50(w) x 8.30(h) x 0.70(d)

About 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

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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.

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Guest More than 1 year ago
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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