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Far Tortuga

Author: Peter Matthiessen
Publisher: New York : Random House, [1975]
Edition/Format:   Print book : Fiction : English : 1st edView all editions and formats
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A West Indian turtle-fishing expedition meets with failure, and desperation and discord affect the ragged crew who are beset with superstition and belief in tales of pirates, storms and other folkloric episodes. Finally in a desperate gamble to find the turtles, the captain sets sail for the legendary inlet south of Cuba, Far Tortuga.
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Genre/Form: Fiction
Sea stories
Additional Physical Format: Online version:
Matthiessen, Peter.
Far Tortuga.
New York : Random House, [1975]
(OCoLC)587342373
Material Type: Fiction
Document Type: Book
All Authors / Contributors: Peter Matthiessen
ISBN: 039449461X 9780394494616 9780394756677 0394756673
OCLC Number: 1055525
Notes: A novel.
Maps on endpapers.
Description: 408 pages : illustrations, maps ; 25 cm
Contents: Part 1: The trial 1. The Ambassador Hotel --
2. The summer of '68 --
3.Voir dire --
4. The judge's chambers --
5. Doorframes and dish trays --
6. The criminalist --
7. Missing persons --
8. The spotted ghost --
9. Malice aforethought --
10. Sirhan Bishara Sirhan --
11. Rorschach and Freud --
12. Hypnosis and memory --
13. Witness for the prosecution --
14. The verdict --
Part II: The secret files 15. Disclosure --
16. Prison and parole --
17. The phantom photographs.
Responsibility: Peter Matthiessen.

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A West Indian turtle-fishing expedition meets with failure, and desperation and discord affect the ragged crew who are beset with superstition and belief in tales of pirates, storms and other folkloric episodes. Finally in a desperate gamble to find the turtles, the captain sets sail for the legendary inlet south of Cuba, Far Tortuga.

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