Mettle: A Novel (Hardscrabble Books–Fiction of New England) pdf epub fb2

Mettle: A Novel (Hardscrabble Books–Fiction of New England) by G. F. Michelsen pdf epub fb2

Mettle: A Novel (Hardscrabble Books–Fiction of New England) Author: G. F. Michelsen
Title: Mettle: A Novel (Hardscrabble Books–Fiction of New England)
ISBN: 1584656476
ISBN13: 978-1584656470
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Pages: 256 pages
Publisher: UPNE; First Edition edition (September 28, 2007)
Language: English
Category: Other
Size PDF version: 1328 kb
Size EPUB version: 1341 kb
Subcategory: Humanities




Lorenzo is a seasoned Cape Cod seaman who is called to captain the behemoth grain freighter Pacific Debenture up the east coast of Africa. Mettle's fast-paced story alternates among Cape Cod, the off-Cape islands, and the Debenture's African ports of call. Woven into the narrative are short, highly charged passages relating to corruption in the Chinese steel industry. G.F. Michelsen sustains the adrenaline rush of his seafaring drama with personal conflicts involving Lorenzo's son, a woman they both love back on the Cape, a stowaway on board, and the Pacific Debenture's rebellious officers.Ultimately, Lorenzo's extraordinary "mettle" is forced into a life-or-death confrontation with the Chinese "metal" with shocking results.