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The Water in Between: A Journey at Sea

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Wise, funny and beautifully written, The Water in Between is an inspiring-and cautionary-tale for anyone who has ever wanted to escape into another life.

A stint in the army and a broken heart lead Kevin Patterson, who has never sailed before, to buy a 37-foot sailboat. He recruits a more experienced sailor-another brokenhearted guy-and together they set sail for Tahiti, hoping to burn away their miseries in hard miles at sea.

At first Patterson finds life under sail distinctly less heroic than the travel literature that has inspired him. But when his companion remains behind, Patterson single-handedly sails his boat across the North Pacific and through a perilous four-day gale, truly testing himself against the elements.

About the Author

Kevin Patterson grew up in Selkirk, Manitoba, and put himself through medical school by enlisting in the Canadian Army. When his stint was up, he worked as a doctor in the Arctic and on the B.C. coast while studying for his MFA at UBC. His short fiction has been published in Descant and Canadian Fiction Magazine. He is currently a resident in internal medicine at Dalhousie in Halifax and a regular corres-pondent for Saturday Night magazine. The Sea Mouse is moored on Salt Spring Island.

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Product Details

ISBN:
9780385498845
Editor:
Straalen, Alice Van
Author:
Straalen, Alice Van
Author:
Patterson, Kevin
Publisher:
Anchor Books
Location:
New York
Subject:
Sailing
Subject:
Essays & Travelogues
Subject:
Pacific area
Subject:
Sailing - Narratives
Subject:
Voyages and travels
Subject:
Pacific ocean
Subject:
Journeys
Subject:
Nautical-Sailing
Copyright:
Edition Description:
Trade paper
Series Volume:
350
Publication Date:
20010631
Binding:
TRADE PAPER
Grade Level:
General/trade
Language:
English
Pages:
304
Dimensions:
8 x 5.2 x 0.65 in 0.7 lb

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