|Signals of Distress (1995) [Novel]|
by Jim Crace
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(From the publisher):
November, 1836. A fierce gale beaches an American steamer off the English coast, injuring an African slave below decks and eventually disgorging 300 head of cattle and an innful of rowdy American sailors into a hardscrabble fishing village. The same storm drives into port a ship from London, bearing one Aymer Smith, the foolish well-intentioned prig who will deprive the town of its livelihood, free the American slave, and set into motion a whole series of unforeseeable, tragicomic events.
Original title: Signals of Distress
Genre: Fiction→ Adventure→ Military and Naval Adventure
Fiction→ Historical→ European→ British Isles