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A Mile Down

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Beschreibung

In this inspirational memoir, internationally bestselling author David Vann tells the true story of building his own sailing ship and of the disastrous voyage that ensues.As a thirty-year-old tourist in Turkey, David Vann stumbles across the steel frame of a ninety-foot sailboat and decides to fulfill a long-buried dream: he will rebuild the boat. From friends, family, and credit cards, he borrows $150,000 to construct the ship and achieve his ambition. However, when the Turkish builders take shameless advantage of him, eventually charging him over $500,000, Vann finds himself on the edge of financial ruin and decides to start a chartering business. Battling with construction nightmares, spiraling debts and freak storms, Vann begins to wonder if he is merely repeating his father s failures at sea, and a career that led to tragedy.At once a page-turning memoir of adventure on the open ocean and a tale of one man s attempt to overcome fate and realise his dream, A Mile Down is an unforgettable story of struggle and redemption by a writer of rare power.

Vorwort
Internationally bestselling author David Vann tells the true story of building his own sailing ship and of the disastrous voyage that ensues in this inspirational memoir of discovery and reconciliation.

Autorentext
David Vann was born in the Aleutian Islands and spent his childhood in Ketchikan, Alaska. He is the author of the international bestseller Legend of a Suicide which has been translated into eighteen languages and won several prizes including the Prix Medicis Etranger Caribou Island, Dirt, Goat Mountain and Aquarium. He is also the author of two bestselling non-fiction books, and has written for Atlantic Monthly, Esquire, the Sunday Times, Guardian, Sunday Telegraph, Financial Times and other magazines and newspapers.

Klappentext

David Vann has loved boats all his life. So when his academic career seems to be stuck in the doldrums, he leaps at the opportunity to start an educational charter business, teaching creative writing workshops aboard a sailboat. But a trip to Turkey seems him dreaming bigger - and before he knows it, he is at the helm of his own ninety-foot boat, running charters along the Turkish coast.

And here his troubles begin. Sinking deep into debt, and encountering everything from a lost rudder to freak storms, Vann is on the verge of losing everything - including his life.

Part high-seas adventure, part journey of self-discovery, A Mile Down is a gripping and unforgettable story of struggle and redemption, by a writer at the top of his game.



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    Titel: A Mile Down
    Untertitel: The True Story of a Disastrous Career at Sea
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    EAN: 9781448134816
    ISBN: 978-1-4481-3481-6
    Digitaler Kopierschutz: Adobe-DRM
    Format: E-Book (epub)
    Herausgeber: Cornerstone
    Genre: Sonstiges Ratgeber
    Anzahl Seiten: 256
    Veröffentlichung: 01.10.2015
    Jahr: 2015
    Untertitel: Englisch
    Dateigrösse: 0.8 MB
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