The Ordinary Seaman

The Ordinary Seaman

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The Ordinary Seaman, the second novel from acclaimed writer Francisco Goldman is a lyrical and spellbinding story of hope, despair, and the promise of love. The ordinary seaman is Esteban, a 19-year-old veteran of the war in Nicaragua, who has come to America with 14 other men to form the crew of the Urus. Docked on a desolate Brooklyn pier, the Urus is a wreck, and the men, without the means to return home, become its prisoners. Esteban, haunted by the loss of his first love in the war, gradually works up the courage to escape the ship and start a new life in the city. His story and those of his shipmates come to life, illuminating the conflicts and triumphs of the human heart.On hands and knees under the barbed sun, the ordinary seamen scraped, sanded, and chipped, scrubbed with wire brushes; and so did ... Mark, when he and Miracle come alonea€”Miracle is Marka#39;s doga€”drives a maizecolored Honda. ... He studied mechanical engineering, engine room mechanics, and ship design before switching to navigation and officera#39;s training at a nautical academy in Greece.

Title:The Ordinary Seaman
Author: Francisco Goldman
Publisher:Grove/Atlantic, Inc. - 2007-12-01

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