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Publisher Description

One of The New York Times Book Review's 10 Best Books of the Year

National Bestseller

Longlisted for the Man Booker Prize

Winner of the RSL Encore Award

Finalist for the Los Angeles Book Prize

A New York Times and Wall Street Journal Bestseller

Named a Best Book of the Year by Chicago Tribune, The Wall Street Journal, The Guardian, New Statesman, Publishers Weekly, and Chicago Public Library

Behold the man: stinking, drunk, and brutal. Henry Drax is a harpooner on the Volunteer, a Yorkshire whaler bound for the rich hunting waters of the arctic circle. Also aboard for the first time is Patrick Sumner, an ex-army surgeon with a shattered reputation, no money, and no better option than to sail as the ship's medic on this violent, filthy, and ill-fated voyage.

In India, during the Siege of Delhi, Sumner thought he had experienced the depths to which man can stoop. He had hoped to find temporary respite on the Volunteer, but rest proves impossible with Drax on board. The discovery of something evil in the hold rouses Sumner to action. And as the confrontation between the two men plays out amid the freezing darkness of an arctic winter, the fateful question arises: who will survive until spring?

With savage, unstoppable momentum and the blackest wit, Ian McGuire's The North Water weaves a superlative story of humanity under the most extreme conditions.

GENRE
Fiction & Literature
RELEASED
2016
March 15
LANGUAGE
EN
English
LENGTH
272
Pages
PUBLISHER
Henry Holt and Co.
SELLER
Macmillan
SIZE
1.6
Mb

Customer Reviews

G'Dad12 ,

Very realistic and hard to put down

Seems as though it could be a true story with very colorful characters with a good plot that all comes together toward the end.

Pattythehun ,

The North Water

I loved this book from beginning to end it had me. Could not put it down. Action packed and full of surprise

STILL NO RESOLUTION ,

"Great Evil is the Absence of Good."

The depravity, ineptitude, addiction, corruption, greed, and "evil for evil's sake" displayed by the actors in this novel seem a perfect caricature of culture in the post-truth world. When values collapse and everyone has their hands dirty, who can save us from ourselves? Nobody. Nobody at all. We are reduced to animals in a world where pessimistic determinism and social Darwinism rule. A great story for anyone interested in post-Naturalistic prophesy.

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