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The ordinary seaman

Author: Francisco Goldman
Publisher: New York : Atlantic Monthly Press, ©1997.
Edition/Format:   Print book : Fiction : English : 1st edView all editions and formats
America seen through the eyes of the huddled masses. The hero is Estaban, one of a group of Central Americans brought to New York to crew a tramp ship, only to be abandoned by the ship's owners. When their food runs out Estaban, a former Nicaraguan guerrilla, goes ashore to steal for them. His forays lead him to a Latino neighborhood where he finds work and love. By the author of The Long Night of the White Chickens.

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Genre/Form: Love stories
Romance fiction
Material Type: Fiction
Document Type: Book
All Authors / Contributors: Francisco Goldman
ISBN: 0871136716 9780871136718 080213548X 9780802135483
OCLC Number: 35784846
Awards: Short-listed for PEN/Faulkner Award 1998
Short-listed for International IMPAC Dublin Literary Award 1999
Description: 387 pages ; 24 cm
Responsibility: Francisco Goldman.


Francisco, a young veteran of the war in Nicaragua, comes to New York with 14 other men to staff Urua, a wreck of a ship sitting idle on a Brooklyn pier, leaving Francisco and his fellow crew members  Read more...


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