Reported originally for September publication -- doubly postponed:- ""By the author of Sea Duty. The Sea and The Shore, this...

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ANDROMEDA

Reported originally for September publication -- doubly postponed:- ""By the author of Sea Duty. The Sea and The Shore, this has much of the lyrical emotionalism, the sea-feverish tension of all Marmur has written-which gives his books a certain quality. This is the story of the gunless car go steamer, Andromeda, her Captain and crew of old timers who survived the last war and reminisce back to it, the hopeless crossing she is to make from Singapore to Frisco after war has been declared. They carry two passengers, Nancy Paget, who is young, lovely, arrogant, and Alexander Bane, an older man; and to Nancy the war first becomes a reality when the quartermaster is shot from the mast. She falls in love with John Flemming, the chief mate, and admits her involvement only when the Andromeda is spotted by a submarine, and her sinking seems a surety, though Bane, Japanese agent, attempts to save the ship and his own life... A certain romanticism here does not limit this to a purely masculine market.

Pub Date: Jan. 8, 1946

ISBN: N/A

Page Count: -

Publisher: Holt

Review Posted Online: N/A

Kirkus Reviews Issue: Jan. 1, 1946