Sailor Song

Paperback | July 1, 1993

byKen Kesey

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This epic tale of the north is a vibrant moral fable for our time. Set in the near future in the fishing village of Kuinak, Alaska, a remnant outpost of the American frontier not yet completely overcome by environmental havoc and mad-dog development, Sailor Song is a wild, rollicking novel, a dark and cosmic romp. The town and its denizens—colorful refugees from the Lower Forty-Eight and DEAPs (Descendants of Early Aboriginal Peoples)—are seduced and besieged by a Hollywood crew, come to film the classic children's book The Sea Lion. The ensuing turf war escalates into a struggle for the soul of the town as the novel spins and swirls toward a harrowing climax. Writing with a spectacular range of language and style, Kesey has given us a unique and powerful novel about America.

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The merry anarchist of American letters and author of One Flew Over the Cuckoo's Nest and Sometimes a Great Notion triumphantly returns with a darkly comic novel set in the near future. "Brimming with wild characters and hairpin plot twists. . . ".--Boston Sunday Globe

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This epic tale of the north is a vibrant moral fable for our time. Set in the near future in the fishing village of Kuinak, Alaska, a remnant outpost of the American frontier not yet completely overcome by environmental havoc and mad-dog development, Sailor Song is a wild, rollicking novel, a dark and cosmic romp. The town and its deni...

Ken Kesey was born in 1935 and grew up in Oregon. He graduated from the University of Oregon and later studied at Stanford with Wallace Stegner, Malcolm Cowley, Richard Scowcroft, and Frank O' Connor. One Flew Over the Cuckoo's Nest, his first novel, was published in 1962. His second novel, Sometimes a Great Notion, followed in 1964. H...

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Format:PaperbackDimensions:544 pages, 8.3 × 5.5 × 1.1 inPublished:July 1, 1993Publisher:Penguin Publishing Group

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ISBN - 10:0140139974

ISBN - 13:9780140139976

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The merry anarchist of American letters and author of One Flew Over the Cuckoo's Nest and Sometimes a Great Notion triumphantly returns with a darkly comic novel set in the near future. "Brimming with wild characters and hairpin plot twists. . . ".--Boston Sunday Globe