The Man Who Saved Henry Morgan

byRobert Hough

Paperback | April 4, 2015

The Man Who Saved Henry Morgan by Robert Hough
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The Sisters Brothers meets Master and Commander in Robert Hough's rollicking and raucous new historical novel.

The year is 1664, and Benny Wand, a young thief and board game hustler, is arrested in London for illegal gaming. Deported to the city of Port Royal, Jamaica, known as "the wickedest city on earth," Wand is forced by his depleted circumstances to join a raid on the Spanish city of Villahermosa. The mission is a perilous success, and Wand attracts the attention of the mission's leader, an up-and-coming Welsh seaman, Captain Henry Morgan, whose raids on Spanish strongholds are funded by the British government.

While embarking on a campaign in the Caribbean, Wand and Morgan develop an unlikely friendship through a shared love of chess. As Morgan is corrupted by his increasingly sordid attacks on Spanish cities, he slowly becomes Wand's greatest enemy. To defeat his former ally, Wand embarks on a strategic battle of wits and must help Morgan in the most savage and unexpected way possible. This is blistering and bawdy storytelling at its best.

Robert Hough's novels have been nominated for numerous awards, including the Commonwealth Writers' Prize, the International IMPAC Dublin Literary Award, the Trillium Book Award, and the Rogers Writers' Trust Fiction Prize. His most recent novel, Dr. Brinkley's Tower, was longlisted for the Scotiabank Giller Prize and was a finalist for...
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Title:The Man Who Saved Henry MorganFormat:PaperbackProduct dimensions:304 pages, 8 X 5.25 X 0.79 inShipping dimensions:304 pages, 8 X 5.25 X 0.79 inPublished:April 4, 2015Publisher:House Of Anansi Press IncLanguage:English

The following ISBNs are associated with this title:

ISBN - 10:1770899456

ISBN - 13:9781770899452

Appropriate for ages: All ages

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