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A spellbinding tale of the sea: love, murder, and mysticism.

At the turn of the century, a Kwakiutl warrior from British Columbia's wild northern islands raids an artifact collector's yacht to reclaim stolen sacred masks. He takes the collector's wife, Kate, as hostage on his 200-mile canoe voyage home. The collector hires Dugger, a coastal trader living on the edges of the law, to give chase in his ketch with the collector as passenger, but Dugger's financial salvation comes at a terrible price, for he is Kate's secret lover. Day and night Dugger sails the uncharted islands, through raging currents and ship-swallowing whirlpools, and the account of his pursuit is interwoven with Kate's harrowing and erotically charged journey.

Based on a true story, this novel reaches its thrilling climax at the last secret, hallucinatory potlatch of the ancient Kwakiutl culture, where the history of a doomed people is melded with the fury of three hearts.

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"There are just enough flashes of suspense to hold out promise for the next in the projected series." Kirkus Reviews

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"An hypnotic tale written by a master mariner and story teller....Sure to be a treasured classic." Pacific Yachting Magazine

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"Ferenc Maté has re-invented the genre we haven't seen since London and Conrad; polished writing, humanism and sheer adventurism." Wooden Boat Magazine

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In this spellbinding tale of the sea, love, murder, and mysticism, a Kwakiutl warrior from British Columbia's wild northern islands raids an artifact collector's yacht to reclaim stolen sacred masks. He takes the collector's wife as hostage, and the collector hires a coastal trader — the wife's secret lover — to give chase.

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"It's Joseph Conrad meets Elmore Leonard."'"Vancouver Sun

Synopsis:

At the turn of the century, a Kwakiutl warrior from British Columbia's wild northern islands raids an artifact collector's yacht to reclaim stolen sacred masks. He takes the collector's wife, Kate, as hostage on his 200-mile canoe voyage home. The collector hires Dugger, a coastal trader living on the edges of the law, to give chase in his ketch with the collector as passenger, but Dugger's financial salvation comes at a terrible price, for he is Kate's secret lover. Day and night Dugger sails the uncharted islands, through raging currents and ship-swallowing whirlpools, and the account of his pursuit is interwoven with Kate's harrowing and erotically charged journey.

Based on a true story, this novel reaches its thrilling climax at the last secret, hallucinatory potlatch of the ancient Kwakiutl culture, where the history of a doomed people is melded with the fury of three hearts.

About the Author

Ferenc Mate's international bestseller The Hills of Tuscany and his nautical titles have sold two million copies. He lives in Tuscany.

Product Details

ISBN:
9780920256497
Subtitle:
A Novel
Author:
Mate, Ferenc
Author:
Mt, Ferenc
Publisher:
Albatross
Subject:
General
Subject:
Action & Adventure
Subject:
Indians of north america
Subject:
Historical - General
Subject:
Man-woman relationships
Subject:
Sea stories
Subject:
Adventure fiction
Subject:
Adventure
Subject:
Popular Fiction - Adventure
Copyright:
Series:
Dugger/Nello Series
Publication Date:
20060517
Binding:
Paperback
Grade Level:
General/trade
Language:
English
Illustrations:
Y
Pages:
288
Dimensions:
9.5 x 6.5 x 1.1 in 1.215 lb

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Product details 288 pages W. W. Norton & Company - English 9780920256497 Reviews:
"Review" by , "There are just enough flashes of suspense to hold out promise for the next in the projected series."
"Review" by , "An hypnotic tale written by a master mariner and story teller....Sure to be a treasured classic."
"Review" by , "Ferenc Maté has re-invented the genre we haven't seen since London and Conrad; polished writing, humanism and sheer adventurism."
"Synopsis" by , In this spellbinding tale of the sea, love, murder, and mysticism, a Kwakiutl warrior from British Columbia's wild northern islands raids an artifact collector's yacht to reclaim stolen sacred masks. He takes the collector's wife as hostage, and the collector hires a coastal trader — the wife's secret lover — to give chase.
"Synopsis" by , "It's Joseph Conrad meets Elmore Leonard."'"Vancouver Sun
"Synopsis" by , At the turn of the century, a Kwakiutl warrior from British Columbia's wild northern islands raids an artifact collector's yacht to reclaim stolen sacred masks. He takes the collector's wife, Kate, as hostage on his 200-mile canoe voyage home. The collector hires Dugger, a coastal trader living on the edges of the law, to give chase in his ketch with the collector as passenger, but Dugger's financial salvation comes at a terrible price, for he is Kate's secret lover. Day and night Dugger sails the uncharted islands, through raging currents and ship-swallowing whirlpools, and the account of his pursuit is interwoven with Kate's harrowing and erotically charged journey.

Based on a true story, this novel reaches its thrilling climax at the last secret, hallucinatory potlatch of the ancient Kwakiutl culture, where the history of a doomed people is melded with the fury of three hearts.
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