The Resource The North Water, (electronic resource)

The North Water, (electronic resource)

Label
The North Water
Title
The North Water
Statement of responsibility
Ian McGuire
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Language
eng
Summary
'Brilliant, fast-paced, gripping. A tour de force of narrative tension and a masterful reconstruction of a lost world' Hilary Mantel 'Utterly convincing and compelling, remorselessly vivid and insidiously witty. A startling achievement' Martin Amis A 19th-century whaling ship sets sail for the Arctic with a killer aboard in this dark, sharp and highly original tale that grips like a thriller. Behold the man: stinking, drunk, brutal and bloodthirsty, Henry Drax is a harpooner on the Volunteer, a Yorkshire whaling ship bound for the hunting waters of the Arctic Circle. Also aboard is Patrick Sumner, an ex-army surgeon with a shattered reputation, no money and no better option than to embark as ship's medic on this ill-fated voyage. In India during the Siege of Delhi, Sumner thought he had experienced the depths to which a man can stoop and imagined he'd find respite on the Volunteer, but now, trapped in the wooden belly of the ship with Drax, he encounters pure evil and is forced to act. As the true purposes of the expedition become clear, the confrontation between the two men plays out in the freezing darkness of an Arctic winter. 'McGuire delivers one bravura set-piece after another . . . The North Water has, in places, a Conrad-Melville undercurrent, but for the most part it is Dickens's influence that is most keenly felt . . . This is a stunning novel, one that snares the reader from the outset and keeps the tightest grip until its bitter end' Financial Times 'Gripping. Such fine writing might have been lifted from the pages of Herman Melville's Moby-Dick' Independent on Sunday 'The North Water has exceptional power and energy'Sunday Times 'Terrific, seamed with pitch black humour and possessed of a momentum that's kept up to the final, unexpected but resoundingly satisfying scene ... Inspired' Daily Mail 'As a storyteller, McGuire has a sure and unwavering touch, and he has engineered a superbly compelling suspense narrative ... a writer of exceptional craft and confidence' Paraic O'Connell, Irish Times 'Raw and compulsively readable . . . Think The Revenant for the Arctic Circle' The Millions
Summary
The Volunteer, a nineteenth-century Yorkshire whaling ship, becomes the stage for a confrontation between brutal harpooner Henry Drax and ex-army surgeon Patrick Sumner, the ship's medic, during a violent, ill-fated voyage to the Arctic
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New York Times Notable Book, 2016
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10473034
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McGuire, Ian
Dewey number
813.54
Index
no index present
Literary form
fiction
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dictionaries
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  • Whaling
  • Violence in men
  • Physicians
  • Veterans
  • Seafaring life
  • Murderers
  • Ships
  • Arctic regions
Target audience
adult
Label
The North Water, (electronic resource)
Link
http://ebook.3m.com/library/GCL-document_id-hzb58r9
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Publication
Carrier category
online resource
Carrier category code
cr
Carrier MARC source
rdacarrier.
Content category
text
Content type code
txt
Content type MARC source
rdacontent.
Control code
9781471151279
Dimensions
unknown
Extent
336 p.
Form of item
electronic
Isbn
9781471151279
Media category
computer
Media MARC source
rdamedia.
Media type code
c
Specific material designation
remote
Stock number
hzb58r9
Label
The North Water, (electronic resource)
Link
http://ebook.3m.com/library/GCL-document_id-hzb58r9
Publication
Carrier category
online resource
Carrier category code
cr
Carrier MARC source
rdacarrier.
Content category
text
Content type code
txt
Content type MARC source
rdacontent.
Control code
9781471151279
Dimensions
unknown
Extent
336 p.
Form of item
electronic
Isbn
9781471151279
Media category
computer
Media MARC source
rdamedia.
Media type code
c
Specific material designation
remote
Stock number
hzb58r9

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