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Far Tortuga


Nine men aboard an old Caribbean schooner drift in search of the fishing grounds of their forefathers, to find only a modern world in which they have ... Show synopsis

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Overall customer rating: 4.667

Modern Times, Mon!

by CLIFFO on Jul 24, 2008

This is a great prose poem written long ago. Peter Mathiessen, one of the Paris Review founders, is still publishing. He has had at least two recent interviews with Charlie Rose. For anyone who loves the Caribbean and sail cruising there, this story of a native turtle capture vessel will have resonance ... More


an unusual and poetic work

by roan on Oct 10, 2007

This is a magnificent novel, surprising and fresh in almost every respect. The placement of words and sentences is eye-catching and perhaps a bit confusing initially. It becomes a highly effective means of telling the story, adding a poetic quality. There are no quotations. At first, it can be hard ... More

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