A Mile Down: The True Story of a Disastrous Career at Sea
David VannISBN: 1560257105;
Book DescriptionFrom Alaskan author David Vann, a harrowing?and heartbreaking?true story of one ordinary man?s misadventures at sea "A Mile Down would be a cautionary tale for anyone who dreams of the freedom of the high seas?if only it wasn?t so damn exciting. . . ." ?STEWART O'NAN, coauthor with Stephen King of Faithful: Two Diehard Boston Red Sox Fans Chronicle the Historic 2004 Season and author of The Night Country "At once memoir, confession, travel book, and thriller, David Vann?s A Mile Down is so vivid and intense you will dread to see it end. . . . The book is a testimony of passion and courage in deadly storms and scarier calms, of a man wrestling with his ghosts and gifts in the very shadow of paradise." ?ROBERT MORGAN, author of Gap Creek "A Mile Down is pure adrenaline. Vann by all rights should have died at sea, and yet he?s lived to tell about it. But the thrill comes also from other kinds of risk?risk of...
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