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Williwaw: A Novel
by Gore Vidal
University of Chicago Press, 2003
Paper: 978-0-226-85585-1
Library of Congress Classification PS3543.I26W5 2003
Dewey Decimal Classification 813.54

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ABOUT THIS BOOK
A gripping tale of men struggling against nature and themselves, Williwaw was Gore Vidal's first novel, written at nineteen when he was first mate of the U.S. Army freight supply ship stationed in the Aleutian Islands. Here he writes of a ship caught plying the lethal, frigid Arctic waters during storm season. Tensions run high among the edgy crew and uneasy passengers even before the cruel wind that gives the book its title suddenly sweeps down from the mountains. Vividly drawn characters and a compelling murder plot combine to make Williwaw a classic war novel.

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