Out of the SF price range but basically in its field, this story of Canadian Francis Ryan, meteorologist, surmises about an...

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LOST ISLAND

Out of the SF price range but basically in its field, this story of Canadian Francis Ryan, meteorologist, surmises about an island discovered by Sir Francis Drake in 1578, its vanishing and rediscovery. Ryan, estranged from his promiscuous wife, Ruth, takes off on a B 77 bomber as a member of a scientific team from Honolulu; the wreck of the aircraft tosses him up on a strange island; he works out a plan of survival and is admitted into the everlasting life of the descendants of Drake's castaways; he is torn between his ardor for his new life- and love -- and his hopes of returning to his old world. Ruth's current lover is part of the rescue squad and is a witness to the destruction of the fabulous island. Lining past to a very close present, this fuses imagination with reality for a tropical island adventure.

Pub Date: July 19, 1954

ISBN: N/A

Page Count: -

Publisher: World

Review Posted Online: N/A

Kirkus Reviews Issue: July 1, 1954