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2182 kHz (2003) [Novel]
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By all accounts, Henry Seine should have packed it in long ago, certainly before he started scanning marine distress channels for fun. But sixteen-hour days spent hauling heavy cargo aboard tugs and icebreakers along the frozen arctic offshore (not to mention smoking copious amounts of Cannabis indica) can warp a manís sense of reality. Desperate for real human contact, he tunes the sideband radio to 2182 kHz (twenty-one eighty-two kilohertz), the international distress channel, in the vague hope of finding someone he can save.

Soon, though, even the paycheck that fattens his wallet each season isnít enough to fix his interest. Seine journeys south, but weathers a capsizing that leaves his fellow crewmen dead. Unable to break from his old habits, and haunted by the ghosts of dead shipmates, he flies north for another season. One day, idly monitoring 2182, Seine catches a fading distress call from somewhere out in the circumpolar twilight. A scientist named Louis Moneymaker is trapped alone on an ice floe that threatens to melt beneath his feet. Cobbling together a motley rescue team Ė the frostbitten Wolf, a six-foot-eight Russian known as Big Man, a tattooed Eskimo nicknamed the Buff, and an intrepid, dark-eyed sailor named Julia Ė Seine travels farther north than heís ever gone, determined to save Moneymaker and exorcise his demons in one grand sweep.

Original title: 2182 kHz
Original languages: English


Genre: FictionAdventureSurvival

Edition #1: 2182 kHz

2182 kHz (2003)
Edition Details:

Language: English

  • "This is a novel about real people in a world as hostile and unforgiving as one of Jupiterís moons. The book is filled with startling and fascinating detail about oceangoing tugs and their crews who work the frozen, at times almost hallucinogenic, arctic seas. The crews are real people-as strange, complex, anti-social and obsessed as youíd expect in such a place, yet not one of them is, finally, unlikable. Even the sons-of-bitches have heart and courage. This is one hell of a story, each sentence skillfully crafted with love for this harsh world and the respect to tell it right. I loved this book." Kent Anderson
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2182 Kilhertz (June 10, 2003)

Format: Paperback
Publisher: Random House Books for Young Readers
ISBN: 0812968123
Dimensions: 5.2 x 8.0 x 0.7 in
Pages: 320

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2182 kHz (September 2002)

Format: Paperback
Publisher: Thorndike Press
ISBN: 0786244755
Dimensions: 6.3 x 8.6 x 0.9 in
Pages: 441

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