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Ordinary Seaman, the (1997) [Novel]
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The ordinary seaman is Esteban, a nineteen-year-old veteran of the war in Nicaragua who has come to America with fourteen other men to form the crew of the boat Urus. Docked on a desolate Brooklyn pier, the Urus turns out to be a wreck, the men - without the ability to return to their homes - become its prisoners, and the city of New York is transformed into a mysterious and alluring world they cannot penetrate. Esteban, haunted by his dead lover from the war, eventually gathers the courage to escape from the ship and embarks on a quest for a new life and love in the city. The Ordinary Seaman is both a richly human story of abandonment, loss, betrayal, and the power of love and a modern fable about America's hidden immigrant culture.

Original title: The Ordinary Seaman
Original languages: English


Genre: FictionGeneral Fiction

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The Ordinary Seaman (1997)
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Language: English

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The Ordinary Seaman (January 20, 1998)

Publisher: Grove Press
ISBN: 080213548X
Dimensions: 5.4 x 8.0 x 1.1 in
Pages: 400

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The Ordinary Seaman (February 1997)

Format: Hardcover
Publisher: Atlantic Monthly Press
ISBN: 0871136716
Dimensions: 5.9 x 9.2 x 1.4 in
Pages: 387

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