The Voyage

The Voyage

by Philip Caputo
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The Voyage by Philip Caputo

In the tradition of great seafaring adventures, The Voyage is an intricately plotted, superbly detailed, and gripping story of adventure and courage. Pulitzer Prize-winning author Philip Caputo has written a timeless novel about the dangerous reverberating effects of long held family secrets.

On a June morning in 1901, Cyrus Braithwaite orders his three sons to set sail from their Maine home aboard the family's forty-six-foot schooner and not return until September. Though confused and hurt by their father's cold-blooded actions, the three brothers soon rise to the occasion and embark on a breathtakingly perilous journey down the East Coast, headed for the Florida Keys.

Almost one hundred years later, Cyrus's great-granddaughter Sybil sets out to uncover the events that transpired on the voyage. Her discoveries about the Braithwaite family and the America they lived in unfolds into a stunning tale of intrigue, murder, lies and deceit.

Product Details

ISBN-13: 9780679768395
Publisher: Knopf Doubleday Publishing Group
Publication date: 11/28/2000
Series: Vintage Contemporaries Series
Edition description: 1 VINTAGE
Pages: 432
Sales rank: 366,279
Product dimensions: 5.10(w) x 8.00(h) x 1.00(d)

About the Author

Philip Caputo lives in Connecticut.

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Voyage 4 out of 5 based on 0 ratings. 3 reviews.
Guest More than 1 year ago
The Voyage starts with a hard to accept premise, namely that a father would send his three teenage sons on a small sailboat and tell them to get lost for three months. The reason behind this is revealed in the last chapter but that reason does not take away from the exciting nature of the nautical adventure that the three boys and their friend have and all the elements of nature that they encounter. The story takes place in 1901 but has a present day narrator and that technique is somewhat annoying and distracting as is the last chapter when the mysteries are revealed. The book is a wonderful experience but could have been better had it been told as a straightforward story without the narrator who really provides much detail at the end that serves no real purpose. The ending also has areas of tragedy (I wont be specific here so as not to spoil the plot) that were not necessary. On the whole though, the characters are quite well crafted and you care about what happens to them. You feel their pain and their fears and this really is what makes a novel great.
Guest More than 1 year ago
This book has all the makings of a great read, but lacks the emotional content to make it worthwhile. The story line is so contrived the last chapter has to explain all of the details. I put this on my list of books to be avoided. It's so close to being a good book, but so far from having any reason to read it other than the details.
Guest More than 1 year ago
A compelling tale of a sea voyage undertaken by three teenage brothers. As interesting from the maritime vantage point as from the perspective of the three brothers and familial ties.