"With its noirish sensibility and restless anecdotes, Capouya's tale sets a compelling tone, resembling a landscape awash in moonlight, as striking for its shadows as for its substance."
Reminiscent at its darkest of B. Traven, and echoing overall the hard-boiled fiction of an earlier era, this short, sharp novel from prizewinning Capouya (In the Sparrow Hills
, 1994, etc.) charts the bleak course of a young merchant seaman toughing it out in the Mediterranean after WWII.
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