The Nautical Chart by Arturo Perez-Reverte

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Coy is a sailor without a ship.Tánger Soto is a woman with an obsession to find the Dei Gloria, a ship sunk during the seventeenth century, and El Piloto is an old man with the sailboat on which all three set out to seek their fortune together. Or do they?
 

About Arturo Perez-Reverte

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Novelist and former journalist Arturo Pérez-Reverte Gutiérrez was born in Cartagena, Spain on November 25, 1951. He started his journalistic career writing for the Spanish newspaper Pueblo and later for Television Espanola - the Spanish state owned television, in the role of war correspondant. He worked as a war correspondent from 1973 to1994 before becoming a full-time writer. His first novel, El húsar, which was set in the Napoleonic Wars, was published in 1986, and he is well-known internationally for his popular Captain Alatriste fiction series, which takes place in 17th-century Europe. Pérez-Reverte has been elected to the Spanish Royal Academy.
 
Published June 7, 2004 by Mariner Books. 482 pages
Genres: Mystery, Thriller & Suspense, Action & Adventure, Literature & Fiction, Horror, Education & Reference, Crafts, Hobbies & Home, Crime. Fiction

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The Nautical Chart Arturo Pérez-Reverte, trans Margaret Sayers Peden 466pp, Picador, £16.99 The sea as a literary trope is functionally rather similar to outer space in science fiction.

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The Nautical Chart Arturo Pérez-Reverte Picador £16.99, pp465 Towards the end of The Nautical Chart, the central character, Coy, finds a turtle caught in a net.

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Attending an auction of nautical relics in Barcelona (in his "Lord Jim jacket"), Coy watches a beautiful young blonde woman outmaneuver a menacing ponytailed man to purchase a 17th-century nautical chart of the Spanish coast by Urrutia Salcedo.

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Along with Coy's boat-owning friend El Piloto, Coy and Tanger go to sea.

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Variety

Afterward, unemployed sailor Coy (Gomez) steps in when he sees Palermo threatening Tanger, and ends up following Tanger to the Madrid naval museum where she works.

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