The North Water A Novel

By: McGuire, Ian

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255pp. 8vo. Blue cloth over boards. Complete number line, spine ends bumped, book is tight, clean, unmarked, unclipped, and Brodart protected. A fast-paced whaling story about things other than just whaling.


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One of The New York Times Book Review's 10 Best Books of the Year

National Bestseller

Longlisted for the Man Booker Prize

Winner of the RSL Encore Award

Finalist for the Los Angeles Book Prize

A New York Times and Wall Street Journal Bestseller

Named a Best Book of the Year by Chicago Tribune, The Wall Street Journal, The Guardian, New Statesman, Publishers Weekly, and Chicago Public Library


Behold the man: stinking, drunk, and brutal. Henry Drax is a harpooner on the Volunteer, a Yorkshire whaler bound for the rich hunting waters of the arctic circle. Also aboard for the first time is Patrick Sumner, an ex-army surgeon with a shattered reputation, no money, and no better option than to sail as the ship's medic on this violent, filthy, and ill-fated voyage.

In India, during the Siege of Delhi, Sumner thought he had experienced the depths to which man can stoop. He had hoped to find temporary respite on the Volunteer, but rest proves impossible with Drax on board. The discovery of something evil in the hold rouses Sumner to action. And as the confrontation between the two men plays out amid the freezing darkness of an arctic winter, the fateful question arises: who will survive until spring?

With savage, unstoppable momentum and the blackest wit, Ian McGuire's The North Water weaves a superlative story of humanity under the most extreme conditions.

Title: The North Water A Novel

Author Name: McGuire, Ian

Categories: Fiction,

Edition: First

Publisher: New York, Henry Holt & Co.: 2016

ISBN Number: 1627795944

ISBN Number 13: 9781627795944

Binding: Hardcover

Book Condition: Fine

Jacket Condition: fine Jacket

Seller ID: 0002412