Shanghaied by David Paul Collins

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"When Jack Sligo runs away from his loving Boston-Irish family, he hopes to get a summer job on a cruise ship. His dream becomes a nightmare when he meets two strangers who give him mysterious drinks in a waterfront saloon.
Jack wakes up, far at sea, shanghaied aboard the African freighter, SS Iron Prince. The ship’s first call is a remote jungle port in Venezuela where there’s plenty of rum, women, and thieves, but no opportunity for escape."
 

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Published September 28, 2011 by iUniverse. 323 pages
Genres: Action & Adventure, Literature & Fiction, Mystery, Thriller & Suspense, Crime. Fiction

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On the ship, Jack befriends a Jamaican named Winston, who was shanghaied at the age of 12.

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Jack also relates lessons he learns from crew members concerned for his safety: • Lessons in self-respect • Lessons about judging others • Lessons about accepting the will of God • The call of the sea is never held back by fear.

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Jack weaves in stories of real or imagined cannibal Indians along the banks of the Orinoco River in Venezuela, dozens of seas stories revealing the circumstances that led to how members of the ship’s crew ended up aboard the SS Iron Prince.

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