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  • ISBN 13: 9781934137925
  • ISBN 10: 1934137928
  • Price: $16.95 / $20.99 CAN
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The Surfacing

By (author) Cormac James

<B> “Fresh Pick for Your Fall Book-Club Meeting”</B><BR><BR>“Gratifyingly defies expectations.” —<I><B>New York Times Book Review</B></I><BR><BR>“[A] harrowing Arctic adventure.” —<B></B><BR><BR>“An extraordinary novel, combining a powerful narrative with a considered and poetic use of language. . . . Reading the book, I recalled the dramatic natural landscape of Jack London and the wild untamed seas of William Golding.” —<B>JOHN BOYNE</B>, author of <I>The Boy in the Striped Pajamas</I> and <I>A History of Loneliness</I><BR><BR>“The great topic of Cormac James’ <I>The Surfacing</I> is the reach of human possibility. The prose is calm, vivid, hypnotic, and acutely piercing. James is attuned to the psychological moment: this is a book about fatherhood and all its attendant terrors. It’s a remarkable achievement.” —<B>COLUM McCANN</B>, author of <I>Let the Great World Spin</I> and <I>Transatlantic</I><BR><BR>Far from civilization, on the hunt for Sir John Franklin’s recently lost Northwest Passage expedition, Lieutenant Morgan and his crew find themselves trapped in ever-hardening Arctic ice that threatens to break apart their ship. When Morgan realizes that a stowaway will give birth to his child in the frozen wilderness, he finds new clarity and courage to lead his men across a bleak expanse as shifting, stubborn, and treacherous as human nature itself.<br><BR>A tale of psychological fortitude against impossible odds, <I>The Surfacing</I> is also a beautifully told story of one man’s transformative journey toward fatherhood.<BR><BR><B>Cormac James</B> was born in Cork, Ireland, and lives in Montpellier, France, with his wife and son. <I>The Surfacing</I> is his North American debut novel.<BR>

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