Joanna Scott’s provocative second novel chronicles the life of the Charles Beauchamp, a slave ship, and its fourteen-year-old captain’s apprentice, Tom. The son of the ship’s owner, Tom must navigate the volatile waters of the boat’s crew: a wrathful captain, a raving preacher, a dangerous messboy, and a shadowy deckhand with hidden cargo of his own. As the Charles Beauchamp makes its fateful journey across the Atlantic, Scott unfurls a hallucinatory saga that rings with a modern immediacy.
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About the Author
Joanna Scott is the author of seven books of fiction, including the novels Tourmaline and Arrogance, and the PEN/Faulkner Award-winning story collection Various Antidotes. She is a recipient of a MacArthur Fellowship and a Lannan Award, and lives with her family in Rochester, New York.