Outerbridge Reach by Robert Stone
A Novel

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In this towering story about a man pitting himself against the sea, against society, and against himself, Robert Stone again demonstrates that he is "one of the most impressive novelists of his generation" (New York Review of Books). Inviting comparison with the great sea novels of Conrad, Melville, and Hemingway, Outerbridge Reach is also the portrait of two men and the powerful, unforgettable woman they both love - and for whom they are both ready, in their very different ways, to stake everything. As the San Francisco Chronicle said, "Robert Stone asks questions of our time few writers could imagine and answers them in narratives few readers will ever quite forget."
 

About Robert Stone

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Author Robert Stone was born in Brooklyn, New York on August 21, 1937. In 1954, he dropped out of high school and joined the Navy. In the 1960's, he briefly attended New York University, worked at the New York Daily News, and attended the Wallace Stegner writing workshop at Standford University. His novels are usually characterized by psychological complexity and political concerns.He has won numerous awards including a William Faulkner Foundation award for best first novel for A Hall of Mirrors, the National Book Award for Dog Soldiers, and a PEN/Faulkner Award for A Flag for Sunrise. The novel Dog Soldiers was made into the movie Who'll Stop the Rain.
 
Published March 16, 1992 by Houghton Mifflin. 409 pages
Genres: Sports & Outdoors, Literature & Fiction, Action & Adventure, Mystery, Thriller & Suspense, Children's Books. Fiction

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It is to be partly a movie that Owen himself will shoot at sea, and that Strickland will augment with interviews with Owen's lovely but quietly desperate and alcoholic wife, Anne, as well as with the various corporate players in what Strickland sees as just another corporate-American public-relat...

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Stone's incisive, haunting story of a copywriter who enters an around-the-world solo boat race, a nine-week PW bestseller in cloth, is a National Book Critics Circle Award nominee.

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Instead, the hero sails off into a sea of metaphors out of Melville and Poe, while the artist — in the person of the aforementioned documentary filmmaker — gets the girl.

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Reviews Philosophy About Our Affiliates Books & Audios Recently Reviewed This book focuses on the midlife quest of Owen Browne, a Connecticut yacht salesman and Vietnam vet who takes on the challenge of a solo sailboat race around the world.

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