By Ian McGuire
"The North Water...is an excellent white shark of a ebook ― speedy, terrifying, relentless and unstoppable."
―Michiko Kakutani, the recent York Times
“Riveting and darkly brilliant….The North Water seems like the results of an stumble upon among Joseph Conrad and Cormac McCarthy in a few run-down port as they provide one another an extended, bitter nod of recognition.”
―Colm Toibin, The ny occasions publication Review
"[An] audacious paintings of old suspense fiction...It's the poetic precision of McGuire's harsh imaginative and prescient of the prior that makes his novel this sort of standout...absolutely transporting."
―Maureen Corrigan, NPR's Fresh Air
A New York occasions publication assessment Editors' selection
A nineteenth-century whaling send units sail for the Arctic with a killer aboard during this darkish, sharp, and hugely unique story that grips like a thriller.
Behold the fellow: stinking, under the influence of alcohol, and brutal. Henry Drax is a harpooner at the Volunteer, a Yorkshire whaler certain for the wealthy searching waters of the arctic circle. additionally aboard for the 1st time is Patrick Sumner, an ex-army general practitioner with a shattered attractiveness, no cash, and no more sensible choice than to sail because the ship's medic in this violent, filthy, and ill-fated voyage.
In India, in the course of the Siege of Delhi, Sumner suggestion he had skilled the depths to which guy can slump. He had was hoping to discover transitority respite at the Volunteer, yet relaxation proves most unlikely with Drax on board. the invention of whatever evil within the carry rouses Sumner to motion. and because the war of words among the 2 males performs out amid the freezing darkness of an arctic wintry weather, the fateful query arises: who will live on till spring?
With savage, unstoppable momentum and the blackest wit, Ian McGuire's The North Water weaves a superlative tale of humanity less than the main severe conditions.