Courage

Alan Littell

Thomas Dunne Books

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The Year is 1950.  In the North Atlantic west of Ireland the destinies of two ships fuse.  One, an English tramp, breaks apart in a winter storm.  Five survivors cling to the wreckage.  Chance puts the novel's central character--an officer of a nearby liner--at the helm of a boat that must battle its way through the mountainous waves in a desperate attempt to reach the castaways.  In this evocation of the life of the sea, author Alan Littell has created a world of isolation, frailty and endurance whose overarching theme is the test of courage. 

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Praise for Courage

"Littell's voice--his spare prose and precise ear for the language of the sea--renders fresh clarity to the age-old tale of a crew struggling in the grip of a storm."--TWAIN BRADEN, OCEAN NAVIGATOR MAGAZINE.

"Courage may remind sea novel aficionados of the work of such early 20th-century writers as H.M. Tomlinson, Richard Hughes and William McFee.....a black-and-white classic...a gritty exploration of the nature of human courage."--JONATHAN CARR, THE ATHENS NEWS.


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Alan Littell

Author Alan Littell has worked as a merchant mariner plying the Atlantic and Mediterranean, and as a newspaper reporter and editor in Boston and Paris. He is best known as a nationally distributed travel journalist--his credits include The New York Times, The Los Angeles Times, Travel & Leisure Magazine--and he is a longtime contributor on maritime subjects to Ocean Navigator Magazine. The eldest in a modern American literary family, he is the brother and uncle respectively of novelists Robert and Jonathan Littell. He lives in Alfred, New York.

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Courage
Alan Littell

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St. Martin's Press
Thomas Dunne Books
November 2008
e-Book Agency
ISBN: 9781429982207
ISBN10: 1429982209
5 1/2 x 8 1/4 inches, 160 pages, Includes 3 halftones
$7.99

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St. Martin's Press
Thomas Dunne Books
November 2008
Hardcover
ISBN: 9780312384364
ISBN10: 031238436X
5 1/2 x 8 1/4 inches, 160 pages, Includes 3 halftones
$18.95
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