The Ordinary Seaman pdf epub fb2

The Ordinary Seaman by Francisco Goldman pdf epub fb2

The Ordinary Seaman Author: Francisco Goldman
Title: The Ordinary Seaman
ISBN: 080213548X
ISBN13: 978-0802135483
Other Formats: lit lrf mbr lrf
Pages: 400 pages
Publisher: Grove Press (January 20, 1998)
Language: English
Category: Literature & Fiction
Size PDF version: 1644 kb
Size EPUB version: 1444 kb
Subcategory: United States




The Ordinary Seaman, the second novel from acclaimed writer Francisco Goldman is a lyrical and spellbinding story of hope, despair, and the promise of love. The ordinary seaman is Esteban, a 19-year-old veteran of the war in Nicaragua, who has come to America with 14 other men to form the crew of the Urus. Docked on a desolate Brooklyn pier, the Urus is a wreck, and the men, without the means to return home, become its prisoners. Esteban, haunted by the loss of his first love in the war, gradually works up the courage to escape the ship and start a new life in the city. His story and those of his shipmates come to life, illuminating the conflicts and triumphs of the human heart.