Following Rites of Passage, this is second of Golding's Sea Trilogy. Half-way to Australia in a wilderness of heat, stillness and sea mists, a ball is held on a becalmed ship. In this surreal atmosphere the passengers dance and flirt, while beneath them thickets of weed spread over the hull.

Close Quarters 1998, Faber & Faber, London

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Close Quarters 1996, Faber & Faber

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Close Quarters 1994, Isis, Oxford, England

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Close Quarters 1990, Chivers Large print (Chivers, Windsor, Paragon & C, Bath

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Close Quarters 1987, Farrar Straus Giroux, New York, NY

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Close Quarters 1987, Farrar Straus Giroux, New York

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