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Woman at sea
Woman at sea
Poulain, Catherine2018
Books, Manuscripts
Lili is a runaway. She's left behind a humdrum existence in France to go in search of freedom, of adventure, of life. Her search takes her to the island of Kodiak, Alaska, home to a rag-tag community of fishermen, army vets and drifters who man the island's boats and trawlers. Despite her tiny frame, faltering English and total lack of experience, when the fishing season begins Lili lands a job on board the Rebel - one of the toughest gigs in town. The work is harder than anything she's ever known, and as the only woman on the ship, she's forced to prove her worth time and again. Inwardly, she rails against her callous crewmembers; outwardly, she struggles to speak loud enough and make herself understood. Lili is tough and determined though - she has nothing to lose, after all - and at sea she finally finds the intensity of life she's been looking for.
Main title:
Woman at sea / Catherine Poulain ; translated from the French by Adriana Hunter.
London : Jonathan Cape, 2018.
290 pages ; 23 cm
9781911214588 (hbk)
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