Hide this

Results from Google Books

Click on a thumbnail to go to Google Books.

The Oarsman by Zubin Mathai

The Oarsman

by Zubin Mathai

MembersReviewsPopularityAverage ratingConversations
511,436,638 (3.5)None



Sign up for LibraryThing to find out whether you'll like this book.

No current Talk conversations about this book.

The judge and an angel of death upset a Man and the Oarsman’s quest to get to paradise. Forced to revisit his past, the Man whitewashes his sins in the quest for greater good. It is a tale of self-doubts that wanders as the man and oarsmen wander. It was good premise that seemed drawn out for such a short story. ( )
  bemislibrary | Dec 25, 2016 |
no reviews | add a review
You must log in to edit Common Knowledge data.
For more help see the Common Knowledge help page.
Series (with order)
Canonical title
Original title
Alternative titles
Original publication date
Important places
Important events
Related movies
Awards and honors
First words
A river meandering through a wooded land in the time of castles and knights began singing out for no reason other than it was happy. Hints from a long-forgotten childhood song rose from its heart to find a Man, and they sounded out a new chapter for his old and tired life.
Last words
Disambiguation notice
Publisher's editors
Publisher series
Original language

References to this work on external resources.

Wikipedia in English


Book description
Haiku summary

Amazon.com Product Description (ISBN 0998215503, Paperback)

In The Oarsman, a magical river begins singing, and a dying man suddenly aches to know if the paradise at its end is real enough to fill his heart.

He hires an oarsman to take him upstream, but a twisted encounter sends them back to revisit every role the man has played in his long life.

A merchant hoarding, an artist painting love, a warrior looking for peace in war, and a dreamer imagining himself a knight to fight a dragon — these, and more, were faces of the man.

As sinister agents relentlessly pursue, and as they row further back into the man’s past, the man begins to suspect that the oarsman is more than he seems.

The Oarsman, with its combination of adventure, fantasy, and spiritual inspiration will delight any reader, and also excite the currents of the river flowing through all our hearts.

(retrieved from Amazon Fri, 02 Dec 2016 11:08:04 -0500)

No library descriptions found.

Quick Links

Swap Ebooks Audio

Popular covers


Average: (3.5)
2 1
5 1

Is this you?

Become a LibraryThing Author.


About | Contact | Privacy/Terms | Help/FAQs | Blog | Store | APIs | TinyCat | Legacy Libraries | Early Reviewers | Common Knowledge | 120,881,586 books! | Top bar: Always visible