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The limits of human endurance, man's instinct for survival and dogged perseverance characterize The Rope Eater, Ben Jones's debut novel. After deserting the Union side in the Civil War, 17-year-old Brendan Kane heads north to New Bedford and signs on with an expedition sailing north to conduct Arctic exploration. A crew of ragtag shipmates is formed. None of them has any survival training, appropriate clothing for the harsh elements, possessions, or close ties--nor do they have a better idea than sailing on the Narthex for a purpose unknown to them. They are all outsiders, misfits, or men with a need to get out of town, for whatever reasons. One of the crew says, "Two years of work, maybe more, low wages, but a shot at some real money if it goes well." This hope for something that could change their lives keeps them going when the odds against them become overwhelming. After several weeks at sea, the Captain tells them that they are looking for a "temperate archipelago covered by trees of fantastic colors that grew from the heat of the earth rather than the sun--a lush Garden of Eden in the heart of the Arctic." This is not happy news for men who have been fantasizing legendary gold mines. The voyage continues through the most hostile environment imaginable. The men are always cold, wet, hungry, and at the mercy of the capricious movement of icebergs--it is a bleak, horrific life aboard ship, unrelieved throughout the entire book. Jones's writing is starkly contemporary,genre fiction,historical,historical fiction,literature and fiction,sea adventures,short stories Historical Fiction, Anchor

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When Brendan Kane accepts a stranger’s offer of work--two years on a ship departing the following morning--the nature of the journey isn''t divulged. It matters not, though, for Kane is directionless himself, having just witnessed the Civil War''s horrors only to return North with nothing but the clothes on his back and as many dead soldiers'' letters as he could carry in his pockets. Aboard the mysterious Narthex, Kane meets a ramshackle crew that includes an eccentric doctor and a three-handed Muslim full of horrifying lore. Kane learns only that they''re sailing for the Artic in search of gold or maybe whales. But when it turns out the Narthex''s destination is a temperate paradise hidden amidst glaciers–a mythical place–Kane and his cohorts must struggle to survive not only the bleak Artic conditions, but the loosening grip on sanity of an egomaniacal captain and the data-obsessed doctor. With each second that passes, it seems increasingly unlikely any of them will get out alive. Ben Jones, Books, Fiction and Literature, The Rope Eater Books>Fiction and Literature, Knopf Doubleday Publishing Group

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[EAN: 9781400033683], Neubuch, [PU: Random House USA Inc, India], Fiction|Historical, Language: English . Brand New Book. When Brendan Kane accepts a stranger s offer of work--two years on a ship departing the following morning--the nature of the journey isn t divulged. It matters not, though, for Kane is directionless himself, having just witnessed the Civil War s horrors only to return North with nothing but the clothes on his back and as many dead soldiers letters as he could carry in his pockets. Aboard the mysterious Narthex, Kane meets a ramshackle crew that includes an eccentric doctor and a three-handed Muslim full of horrifying lore. Kane learns only that they re sailing for the Artic in search of gold or maybe whales. But when it turns out the Narthex s destination is a temperate paradise hidden amidst glaciers-a mythical place-Kane and his cohorts must struggle to survive not only the bleak Artic conditions, but the loosening grip on sanity of an egomaniacal captain and the data-obsessed doctor. With each second that passes, it seems increasingly unlikely any of them will get out alive.

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When Brendan Kane accepts a stranger's offer of work--two years on a ship departing the following morning--the nature of the journey isn't divulged. It matters not, though, for Kane is directionless himself, having just witnessed the Civil War's horrors only to return North with nothing but the clothes on his back and as many dead soldiers' letters as he could carry in his pockets. Aboard the mysterious Narthex, Kane meets a ramshackle crew that includes an eccentric doctor and a three-handed Muslim full of horrifying lore. Kane learns only that they're sailing for the Artic in search of gold or maybe whales. But when it turns out the Narthex 's destination is a temperate paradise hidden amidst glaciersa mythical placeKane and his cohorts must struggle to survive not only the bleak Artic conditions, but the loosening grip on sanity of an egomaniacal captain and the data-obsessed doctor. With each second that passes, it seems increasingly unlikely any of them will get out alive. From the Trade Paperback edition. Fiction Fiction eBook, Knopf Doubleday Publishing Group

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When Brendan Kane accepts a stranger's offer of work--two years on a ship departing the following morning--the nature of the journey isn't divulged. It matters not, though, for Kane is directionless himself, having just witnessed the Civil War's horrors only to return North with nothing but the clothes on his back and as many dead soldiers' letters as he could carry in his pockets. Aboard the mysterious "Narthex, " Kane meets a ramshackle crew that includes an eccentric doctor and a three-handed Muslim full of horrifying lore. Kane learns only that they're sailing for the Artic in search of gold or maybe whales. But when it turns out the "Narthex"'s destination is a temperate paradise hidden amidst glaciers-a mythical place-Kane and his cohorts must struggle to survive not only the bleak Artic conditions, but the loosening grip on sanity of an egomaniacal captain and the data-obsessed doctor. With each second that passes, it seems increasingly unlikely any of them will get out alive. The Rope Eater Jones, Ben, Anchor Books

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The Rope Eater
Author:

Jones, Ben

Title:

The Rope Eater

ISBN:

1400033683

A voyage of Arctic exploration during the American Civil War becomes an epic tale of madness and survival in a stunning first novel animated by the spirits of Poe, Crane, Conrad, and Melville.

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EAN (ISBN-13): 9781400033683
ISBN (ISBN-10): 1400033683
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Publishing year: 2005
Publisher: ANCHOR
294 Pages
Weight: 0,227 kg
Language: eng/Englisch

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