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The Plover free pdf Declan O Donnell has sailed out of Oregon and deep into the vast, wild ocean, having had just finally "enough" of other people and their problems. He will go it alone, he will be his own country, he will be beholden to and beloved of no one. "No man is an island, my butt, " he thinks. "I am that very man." . . . But the galaxy soon presents him with a string of odd, entertaining, and dangerous passengers, who become companions of every sort and stripe. "The Plover" is the story of their adventures and misadventures in the immense blue country one of their company calls Pacifica. Hounded by a mysterious enemy, reluctantly acquiring one new resident after another, Declan O Donnell's lonely boat is eventually crammed with humor, argument, tension, and a resident herring gull.Brian Doyle's "The Plover" is a sea novel, a maritime adventure, the story of a cold man melting, a compendium of small miracles, an elegy to Edmund Burke, a watery quest, a battle at sea---and a rapturous, heartfelt celebration of life's surprising paths, planned and unplanned.

About Brian Doyle

Brian Doyle edits "Portland Magazine" at the University of Portland in Oregon. He is the author of many books, among them the sprawling Oregon novel "Mink River." His work has been reprinted in the annual "Best American Essays, " "Best American Science and Nature Writing, " and "Best American Spiritual Writing" anthologies. Among various honors for his work are a Catholic Book Award, three Pushcart Prizes, the John Burroughs Award for Nature Essays, the "Foreword Reviews" Book of the Year Award in 2011, and, puzzling him to this day, the 2008 Award in Literature from the American Academy of Arts and Letters.

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Author : Brian Doyle
Publisher : Thomas Dunne Books
Data Published : 08 April 2014
ISBN : 1250034787
EAN : 9781250034786
Format Book : PDF, Epub, DOCx, TXT
Number of Pages : 320 pages
Age + : 15 years
Language : English
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