My Old Man And The Sea. A Father And Son Sail Around Cape Horn

Hays David, Hays Daniel

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Cover Type: Hardcover
Book Condition: Fine
Jacket Condition: Fine
Publisher: Algonquin Books
Publisher Place: Usa
Publisher Year: 1995
Edition: First Edition

Description: 223 pages. Book and Jacket appear to have hardly been read and are both in Fine condition throughout.

Publishers Description: Some fathers and sons go fishing together. Some play baseball. David and Daniel Hays decided to sail a tiny boat 17,000 miles to the bottom of the world and back. This is their story.David is romantic, excitable, and reflective; Daniel is wry, comic, and down-to-earth. Together their alternating voices weave a story of travel, of adventure, and of difficult, dangerous blue-water sailing. The Caribbean, the Panama Canal, the Galapagos Islands, Easter Island, Cape Horn, the Falklands - these far-flung places spring vividly to life in My Old Man and the Sea.Father and son dont always get along, though. Daniel has been an uneasy and uneven student. Now, just out of college, hes unsure what to do next. He sees his father growing older, slower, more forgetful. David is haunted by memories of his own father, of the things they never said to each other, and the fear that hell make the same mistakes with his son. But he gets angry when Daniel treats him like an old man.On this voyage, the son will become the captain, and the father will relinquish control. Before long they are at sea, headed for the huge waves and unceasing wind of the Southern Ocean with only their skill as sailors, a compass, a sextant, a ships cat, and Sparrow, the 25-foot boat theyve built together.Lovers of sailing and travel books will find this often hilarious, often moving tale of voyage and self-discovery to be in the tradition of Farley Mowats The Boat Who Wouldnt Float, Bruce Chatwins In Patagonia, and Paul Therouxs The Happy Isles of Oceania. But more than that, its the story of a father and son who go down to the sea to find each other, and of what they bring back.

ISBN: 9781565121027


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