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Riassunto: Exiled from home for offending the village priest, young Jake Thomas boards a freighter in New Orleans, entering an exotic world of ships and the sea. As the vessel sails into the sultry Southern Hemisphere, Jake encounters bizarre characters and courageously faces danger, but falters when the voyage turns into a spiritual and emotional Odyssey. Under the stern navigational tutelage of the captain and second mate, Jake, a midshipman, learns to shoot stars, but struggles trying to master the three-star fix even as he abandons his moral compass in the back-alleys of the South American ports. In Valparaiso, a mariner?s Mecca, Jake follows the wicked sailor Fletcher into an intoxicating labyrinth of pleasure and violence, resulting in heartrending retribution homebound. On Jake?s maiden voyage, he delights in the wonders of the wide outer world while navigating a rocky inner passage of beauty, desire and love.
Joe Jablonski passed away suddenly in May 2014 from natural causes. He left behind several unpublished manuscripts including LandFall. His wife, Darlyn Jablonski, and son, Peter Jablonski, are very excited to have published LandFall posthumously (in 2014) as one of Joe's great aspirations was to get more manuscripts published (prior to LandFall, Three Star Fix was published in 2008 and Pirate Nights, a NY Times Op-Ed piece, was published in 2013).
Joe grew up in Nebraska, graduated from the US Merchant Marine Academy in 1970, then pursued a career in the merchant marines. He then sailed as deck officer, tramping through South America, Africa and the Mediterranean, circumnavigating the globe and criss-crossing the equator. Captain Jablonski spent the last 10 years of his career as Master of large containerships, including APL's MV President Kennedy, plying the Pacific and Indian Oceans, the South China Sea and the Persian Gulf. He retired from the merchant marines in 1998. Joe was a lover of life. He loved dinner parties, travel, tennis, scrabble and adventure. He passed away suddenly and is greatly missed.
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Descrizione libro BookSurge Publishing, 2008. Paperback. Condizione libro: New. Codice libro della libreria DADAX1439217777
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