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Warriors - A Novel (Hardcover): William B McCloskey Warriors - A Novel (Hardcover)
William B McCloskey
R493 R177 Discovery Miles 1 770 Save R316 (64%) Ships in 12 - 17 working days

William McCloskey is back and better than ever in "Warriors," the potent new prequel to "Highliners," "Breakers," and "Raiders." Long before Hank Crawford arrived in the waters of Ketchikan, his partners and compatriots were already in love with its shores.

Following the final, crushing moments of World War II, Japanese officer Kiyoshi Tsurifune, Sergeant Jones Henry, and Resistance fighter Swede Scorden struggle to regain normalcy and any contact with the shimmering, fish-filled sea. Lost honor, fallen friends, their cultural identities gone in the wake of a nuclear blast--these fishermen-turned-soldiers have a long way to go till they regain the waters in which they feel most at home.

But as each finds his way to the bays of Alaska--Jones as fisherman, Swede eager for work in the cannery, Kiyoshi an ambassador for the Japanese trade--things aren't as smooth as they had dreamed. A new union calls for a strike during the height of the salmon season, and expensive new engine boats are replacing the sails and oars fishermen like Jones Henry have relied on for years. Plus, unhealed wounds make the looming deal between Alaskan fishermen and Japanese buyers painful for many. Behind every conversation, the question looms: Will these war-torn men ever find their peace again?Sweeping and powerful, like the pull of the ocean, "Warriors "is a novel that can't be put down and that can never be forgotten.

Warriors - A Novel (Paperback): William B McCloskey Warriors - A Novel (Paperback)
William B McCloskey
R360 Discovery Miles 3 600 Out of stock

"A fascinating, gritty, and realistic historical novel about Alaskan commercial fishing in the exciting decade after WWII . . . a great read!" Joe Upton, author of Alaska Blues: A Season of Fishing the Inside Passage Following the final, crushing moments of World War II, Japanese officer Kiyoshi Tsurifune, Sergeant Jones Henry, and Resistance fighter Swede Scorden struggle to regain normalcy and any contact with the shimmering, fish-filled sea. Lost honor, fallen friends, their cultural identities gone in the wake of a nuclear blast these fishermen-turned-soldiers have a long way to go until they regain the waters in which they feel most at home. But as each man finds his way to the bays of Alaska Jones as a fisherman, Swede eager for work in the cannery, Kiyoshi an ambassador for the Japanese trade life on the Pacific isn't as easy as he'd dreamed. A new union calls for a strike during the height of the salmon season, and expensive new engine boats on Bristol Bay are replacing the sails and oars that fisherman like Jones have relied on for years. Plus, unhealed wounds make the impending deal that would allow Japanese ships to fish Alaskan waters painful for many. Behind every conversation, the question looms: Will these men ever find peace again? In this sweeping and powerful prequel to Highliners, Breakers, and Raiders, William McCloskey is back and better than ever. Warriors is a meditation on the eternal struggle of finding normalcy after war and how quickly the world can leave you behind.

Raiders - A Novel (Paperback): William B McCloskey Raiders - A Novel (Paperback)
William B McCloskey
R362 Discovery Miles 3 620 Out of stock

Twenty years after his greenhorn days in William McCloskey's bestselling novel "Highliners," Hank Crawford stands tall as a respected fishing captain in Kodiak, Alaska.

Set amongst the tumult of the early 1980s, "Raiders "follows the struggles of the Alaskan fishermen as they regain control of their fishing grounds from the fleets of foreign companies, who have been plundering their bays. But such companies aren't deterred, and instead contract American boats to catch the fish for them. In order to keep his family afloat--he swears--Hank signs on with a Japanese firm.

Shunned as a traitor by his peers, Hank keeps on fishing. Their disgust and his tainted ethics will all be worth it for the chance to keep on fishing. But when Hank begins to suspect that his new employers are playing a political game--and playing him as the pawn--he must confront the possibility that in order to find redemption, he'll have to sacrifice all he has.

In this masterful finale to the "Highliners "series, McCloskey takes on the all-too-real horrors of the seafaring life: storms that can sink a ship, giant fish that can snap a man's arm. For anyone in love with the Alaskan backdrop, the feel of hauling in fish, or traveling the ever-changing sea, "Raiders "is a story to read, cherish, and never forget.

Raiders (Hardcover): William B McCloskey Raiders (Hardcover)
William B McCloskey
R477 R412 Discovery Miles 4 120 Save R65 (14%) Out of stock

Praise for Highliners:
"Sexy, violent, and entertaining." - Baltimore magazine
"Adventure-packed, fast-moving, skillfully written."
-San Diego Union
"Raw and bracing as icy seawater." -Kirkus
William McCloskey's best-selling novel Highliners attained cult classic status for its exuberant, authentic depiction of the commercial fishermen of western Alaska. In Raiders, McCloskey picks up where the sequel Breakers left off, continuing the story of fishing captain Hank Crawford.
Raiders covers 1982-1984, heady years for Alaska fishermen, as they wrested control of their fishing grounds from foreign fleets. Hank is caught in the midst of this turmoil, for he is under contract to a Japanese fishing company that bailed him out of debt at a stern price. Hank's attempt to win his freedom without losing his honor takes him to Japan and back, while his independent wife Jody tries her hand at being captain of her own fishing boat in perilous waters. Raiders vividly portrays the risks and rewards of the ocean-going life; as the St. John's Newfoundland Navigator said of McCloskey's series: "These novels can be read simply as an exciting story with great characters, or, in a deeper sense, as a pleasant way to gain an understanding of the lives of the professional fishing community."

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