By the author of the bestselling Deliverance, this spellbinding novel of survival confirmed the late James Dickey as the successor to Ernest Hemingway John Updike described legendary Southern poet and novelist James Dickey as 'the high-flyer of American poets'. This was literally true: he flew over 100 missions in WWII, developing his reputation as a tough-guy, and his dark poetic insights into the human instinct to survive. Of his three novels, To the White Sea is the truest to his experience. An American airforce gunner is blasted from the sky over Tokyo in the 1945 firestorms which seem end civilization. And he is glad of it. Left with only his army survival kit, his own knife and his upbringing as a hunter in the lower Arctic, the airman makes his way through the burning city under cover of chaos, and across the alien country to the northern snows, where he can live alone, on his instincts. This is a haunting and starkly beautiful book of fire and ice, blood and snow, stripping back layers of humanity to reveal man as both hunter and hunted, an unequivocal part of nature.
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James Dickey is the acclaimed author of Deliverance and numerous volumes of poetry. He died in 1997.
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Descrizione libro Scribner 2002-07-01, 2002. Paperback. Condizione libro: New. New Ed. 074322115X We guarantee all of our items - customer service and satisfaction are our top priorities. Please allow 4 - 14 business days for Standard shipping, within the US. Codice libro della libreria TM-074322115X
Descrizione libro Scribner, 2002. Paperback. Condizione libro: New. book. Codice libro della libreria 074322115X