The author wishes to thank the American Academy and Institute of Arts and Letters for the award of a Strauss Livings, during the term of which this novel was written. Many individuals offered advice and encouragement while the work was in progress, above all Bruce Kirby and Peter Davis.
An episode in the book was suggested by an incident that actually occurred during a circumnavigation race in the mid-1960s. This novel is not a reflection on that incident but a fiction referring to the present day.
That winter was the warmest in a hundred years.
She folded the chair and took it with her into the street and let the teak door swing shut behind her.
Now in his early forties, Annapolis graduate and Vietnam vet Owen Browne sees his final chance for greatness in an upcoming yacht race. By the author of Dog Soldiers. 75,000 first printing. $100,000 ad/promo. BOMC Main. Tour.
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In this portrait of two men and the powerful, unforgettable woman they both love -- and for whom they are both ready, in their very different ways, to stake everything, a story of towering proportions emerges.