The Navigator of New York

September 9, 2003|
The Navigator of New York by Wayne Johnston
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The Navigator of New York is set against the background of the tumultuous rivalry between Lieutenant Peary and Dr. Cook to get to the North Pole at the beginning of the 20th century. It is also the story of a young man’s quest for his origins, from St. John’s, Newfoundland, to the bustling streets of New York, and the remotest regions of the Arctic.

Wayne Johnston has harnessed the scope, energy and inventiveness of the nineteenth century novel and encapsulated it in the haunting and eloquent voice of his hero. His descriptions of place, whether of the frozen Arctic wastes or the superabundant and teeming New York, have extraordinary physicality and conviction, recreating a time when the wide world seemed to be there for the taking. An extraordinary achievement that seamlessly weaves fact and fabrication, it continues the masterful reinvention of the historical novel Wayne Johnston began with The Colony of Unrequited Dreams.
WAYNE JOHNSTON was born and raised in Goulds, Newfoundland. His bestselling novels including The Divine Ryans, A World Elsewhere, The Custodian of Paradise, The Navigator of New York, The Colony of Unrequited Dreams, and First Snow, Last Light. His first book, The Story of Bobby O'Malley won the WH Smith/Books in Canada First Novel Awa...
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Title:The Navigator of New York
Format:Paperback
Product dimensions:496 pages, 7.99 X 5.17 X 1.07 in
Shipping dimensions:496 pages, 7.99 X 5.17 X 1.07 in
Published:September 9, 2003
Publisher:Knopf Canada
Language:English
Appropriate for ages:All ages
ISBN - 13:9780676975338

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