Raven by Peter Landesman

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On a foggy summer day in 1941, 36 people set out in a boat for a pleasure cruise off the coast of Maine. They are never seen alive again, and their vessel, "The Raven", is never found. Landesman uses this true story as a basis for his eerie, intriguing first novel, telling the tale of a community torn apart by mistrust and tragedy.
 

About Peter Landesman

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Landesman is a writer and painter. His journalism ahs appeared in The New Yorker and New York magazine.
 
Published October 1, 1995 by Baskerville Publishers Inc.. 356 pages
Genres: Literature & Fiction, History, Mystery, Thriller & Suspense. Fiction

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Walter McAlister, whose father kept him from the outing, returns home to stay after WW II and keeps the memory of his childhood playmates ever green.

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A mystery of nearly a half-century's duration fills the ambitious pages of Landesman's first novel, woven loosely around the apparently real-life case of the Raven, which vanished on June 29, 1941, with 36 passengers and its captain while on a sightseeing cruise off the coast of southern Maine.

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