The Man Who Saved Henry Morgan

deRobert Hough

4 avril 2015|
The Man Who Saved Henry Morgan de 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...
Titre :The Man Who Saved Henry Morgan
Format :Couverture souple
Dimensions de l'article :304 pages, 8 X 5.25 X 0.79 po
Dimensions à l'expédition :304 pages, 8 X 5.25 X 0.79 po
Publié le :4 avril 2015
Publié par :House Of Anansi Press Inc
Langue :anglais
Convient aux âges :Tous les âges
ISBN - 13 :9781770899452

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