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Far Tortuga by Peter Matthiessen

Far Tortuga

by Peter Matthiessen

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This novel with its sparse prose and lilting cadence evokes the life on the sea. The captain of Lillias Eden and his multi-national crew leave home port on Grand Cayman for the green-turtle hunting grounds in the reefs and cays of the Caribbean. The author has skillfully blended his knowledge of the sea and the life and culture of the Caribbean fisher folk to give us a very memorable tale. With the blend of Caribbean patois and Spanish in the speech of the characters the reader must become slowly acclimated to enjoy this story. Then just as the sea rises and falls, the story moves along with a similar cadence that has one still with "sea legs" after reading this novel. This is a 10+
2 vote edspaeth | Aug 5, 2006 |
Interestingly assembled story. Has a kind of prettiness and sadness about it. ( )
  NicholasPayne | Jul 26, 2006 |
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An adventure story and a deeply considered meditation upon the sea itself.

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