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Williwaw : a novel

Author: Gore Vidal
Publisher: Chicago : University of Chicago Press, 2003.
Edition/Format:   Print book : Fiction : English : University of Chicago Press edView all editions and formats
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A gripping tale of men struggling against nature and themselves, Williwaw was Gore Vidal's first novel, written at nineteen when he was first mate of the U.S. Army freight supply ship stationed in the Aleutian Islands. Here he writes of a ship caught plying the lethal, frigid Arctic waters during storm season. Tensions run high among the edgy crew and uneasy passengers even before the cruel wind that gives the book  Read more...
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Genre/Form: Fiction
War stories
Sea stories
Material Type: Fiction
Document Type: Book
All Authors / Contributors: Gore Vidal
ISBN: 0226855856 9780226855851
OCLC Number: 51098270
Notes: "With a new preface."
Description: 222 pages ; 21 cm
Responsibility: by Gore Vidal.
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"Williwaw" was Gore Vidal's first novel, written at nineteen, when he was first mate of a U.S. army freight supply ship. Here he writes of a ship caught plying the lethal, frigid Arctic waters during  Read more...

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