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The ordinary seaman

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In this lyrical and spellbinding book, Goldman tells the stories of 15 Central American men who have come to America--most on their life savings--to staff the crew of the "Urus". The ordinary seaman is Esteban, a veteran of the war in Guatemala, a young man haunted by the loss of his last love. As he works up the courage to start a new life, his story and those of his shipmates come to life, illuminating the conflicts and triumphs of the human heart. 400 pp. 8-city tour. Copyright © Libri GmbH. All rights reserved.
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Grouped Work ID 64e7f6d4-6ec1-144c-9da7-a35d54db2ab2
Grouping Title ordinary seaman
Grouping Author goldman francisco
Grouping Category book
Last Grouping Update 2018-09-04 04:21:41AM
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display_description By the author of The Long Night of the White Chickens: A novel of the perils, passions, and misadventures of a young Nicaraguan sailor trapped in Brooklyn. Named a Best Book of the Year by Newsday, the Los Angeles Times Book Review, the Chicago Tribune, the St. Louis Post-Dispatch, and Publishers Weekly At nineteen, Esteban Gaitan is already a veteran of war. A Sandinista soldier and an avowed communist, Esteban leaves Nicaragua to begin a new life in America. It's the late 1980s when he, along with fourteen other men, arrive to form the crew of the Urus, a ship docked on a desolate Brooklyn pier. Elias and Mark, the owners of the Urus, hold the men captive, forcing them to work in a vain attempt to make the rotting vessel seaworthy. Without the means to return home, Esteban remains a virtual prisoner, haunted by the loss of the woman he loved during the war. Eventually, he sneaks off the ship, making nocturnal forays into Brooklyn, where he meets Joaquina, a Mexican immigrant who works as a manicurist, and begins to plot his permanent escape. Centering his novel around Esteban, but also telling the stories of his fellow landlocked sailors, Francisco Goldman proves once again that he is a major talent of great style and soul.
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subject_facet Electronic books, Immigrants -- Fiction, Immigrants -- New York (State) -- New York -- Fiction, Love stories, New York (N.Y.) -- Fiction, Nicaraguans -- New York (State) -- Fiction, Nicaraguans -- New York (State) -- New York -- Fiction, Sailors -- Fiction, Sailors -- New York (State) -- New York -- Fiction
title_display The ordinary seaman
title_full The ordinary seaman / Francisco Goldman, The ordinary seaman [electronic resource] / Francisco Goldman
title_short The ordinary seaman
topic_facet Electronic books, Immigrants, Nicaraguans, Sailors