A first novel of some tenseness and terseness of the loneliness and rivalry aboard a boat traveling from Andrefski Bay to...

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A first novel of some tenseness and terseness of the loneliness and rivalry aboard a boat traveling from Andrefski Bay to Arunga, along the Aleutian chain, as the ship's personnel and the military passengers have their personal anxieties and problems resolved in the teeth of a williwaw. The Skipper, young and doubtful, earns his reputation for skilful navigation as he brings the ship through only to have Army save-face bring threat of future trouble for him. The 2nd Mate and the Chief Engineer end for all time their quarrel over Olga. The Major achieves his ambition for higher rank and the Chaplain learns that personal danger leaves its mark...and death accentuates the heighth of the storm...Peculiarly masculine in appeal, this is more concerned with emotional and psychological contacts, underlined by the nervewracking onslaught of the williwaw, than with a story of the actuality of war.

Pub Date: June 17, 1946

ISBN: 0226855856

Page Count: -

Publisher: Dutton

Review Posted Online: N/A

Kirkus Reviews Issue: June 1, 1946