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Another odyssey of small boats across the Atlantic, and a good one! This is the story of a Flemish couple and some countrymen who, having endured the hardships of World War II, decide to strike out for America. They do so---nine of them--in a cranky, leaky old bout called the ""Tuntsa"" only 30 feet or so long. Inexperienced, part-hampered, part-blessed by an erraic, colorful, drunken navigator, they make their way down to Africa and then across the Atlantic through storms, police arrests, language hurdles, and every other conceivable kind of barrier including sharks. Their journey, which eventually brought them piling up on White Horse Reef, is more than a story of adventure at sea, more than a study of the people involved. It is in its way an apotheosis of the man who wants to come to America, and who will let nothing stand in his way. Very readable.

Pub Date: Sept. 1st, 1961
Publisher: Regnery