605: Peter Matthiessen: Far Tortuga

Nine men aboard an old Caribbean schooner drift in search of the fishing grounds of their forefathers, to find only a modern world in which they have no place. This powerful story of the sea is also a resonantly symbolic account of the relations between man and nature. An adventure story and a deeply considered meditation upon the sea itself.

“Black waves, turning gray.”

Peter Matthiessen “Far Tortuga”. First published in 1975. This edition was published by Vintage Books in 1988. Donated to the library by David Buege from Mississippi, USA ❤️

Photos by Anna Iltnere / Sea Library

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