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The Resource The North Water

The North Water

Label
The North Water
Title
The North Water
Statement of responsibility
Ian McGuire
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Language
eng
Summary
One of The New York Times Book Review's 10 Best Books of the YearNational BestsellerLonglisted for the Man Booker PrizeWinner of the RSL Encore AwardFinalist for the Los Angeles Book PrizeA New York Times and Wall Street Journal BestsellerNamed a Best Book of the Year by Chicago Tribune, The Wall Street Journal, The Guardian, New Statesman, Publishers Weekly, and Chicago Public LibraryBehold the man: stinking, drunk, and brutal. Henry Drax is a harpooner on the Volunteer, a Yorkshire whaler bound for the rich hunting waters of the arctic circle. Also aboard for the first time is Patrick Sumner, an ex-army surgeon with a shattered reputation, no money, and no better option than to sail as the ship's medic on this violent, filthy, and ill-fated voyage.In India, during the Siege of Delhi, Sumner thought he had experienced the depths to which man can stoop. He had hoped to find temporary respite on the Volunteer, but rest proves impossible with Drax on board. The discovery of something evil in the hold rouses Sumner to action. And as the confrontation between the two men plays out amid the freezing darkness of an arctic winter, the fateful question arises: who will survive until spring? With savage, unstoppable momentum and the blackest wit, Ian McGuire's The North Water weaves a superlative story of humanity under the most extreme conditions
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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Award
New York Times Notable Book, 2016
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10473034
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DLC
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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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  • Fantasy
  • Fiction
  • Literature
  • Thriller
Target audience
adult
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The North Water
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Dimensions
4 3/4 in. or 12 cm.
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electronic
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Isbn
9781627795951
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optical disk
Label
The North Water
Publication
Control code
OVERDRIVE:bb9ab661-e5d5-43f6-9a58-7656ffbdf1d4
Dimensions
4 3/4 in. or 12 cm.
Form of item
electronic
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True
Isbn
9781627795951
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Specific material designation
optical disk

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