Down to A Soundless Sea

Down to A Soundless Sea

Book - 2002
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Baker & Taylor
Drawing on the culture and history of northern California, this debut collection of short fiction--by the son of the legendary John Steinbeck--captures a world in which nature has a profound influence on the human characters--sailors, immigrants, ranchers, doctors, and others--who dwell on the edge of a frontier. 50,000 first printing.

Blackwell North Amer
In seven stories, Steinbeck traces the fates and dreams of an extraordinary cast of characters, from sailors and ranchers to doctors and immigrants - as each struggles to carve out a living in the often inhospitable environment of rocky cliffs, crashing surf, and rough patches of land along the California coast and the Big Sur. In "Blind Luck," a wayward orphan finds his calling at sea, only to learn that life must concede to the whims of authority and the ravages of nature. In "Dark Watcher," a professor craves a plausible discovery to boost his academic standing - and encounters the Indian myth of a shadowed horseman that may ruin his career. "An Unbecoming Grace" tracks the route of a country physician who cares for an ill-tempered cur - but feels more concern for the well-being of the patient's beleaguered young wife.

Baker
& Taylor

Drawing on the culture and history of northern California, a collection of short fiction captures a world in which nature has a profound influence on the sailors, immigrants, ranchers, and others who dwell on the edge of a frontier.

Publisher: New York : Ballantine Books, c2002
Edition: 1st ed
ISBN: 9780345455765
0345455762
Branch Call Number: F STE
Characteristics: xvi, 283 p. : 1 map ; 22 cm

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