The Odyssey of Art O'Hara by John Loranger

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"... a novel that gains momentum with every page... Author Loranger, a former Navy man, presents his fictionalized history of the USS Indianapolis with meticulous detail, rich naval lore and bantering humor, and he infuses it with a poetic beauty ... harrowing suspense and an ending that is as satisfying as it is haunting..."


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"... chilling ... a convincing and credible tale of loss and bittersweet discovery ... a beautiful book, deftly written ..."


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"This gripping book is loosely based on the actual sinking of the USS Indianapolis in 1945 and we know the historical outcome. It is to Loranger's credit that, despite such knowledge, he holds reader interest to the dramatic final page."


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Published September 29, 2012 by XLIBRIS. 180 pages
Genres: Literature & Fiction, History. Fiction

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Swimming toward warmth, O’Hara thought “he could swim off the edge of the earth and float into the solar surface,” even while dorsal fins circled the “ivory whiteness of his feet...and he did not fault the sharks for coveting them.” After four torturous days in the water, the acceptance of death ...

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When he sleeps, vivid dreams of his past coalesce into scenes of normalcy, providing not only a backstory for his character but also an understanding that he himself has never seemed to possess: “Dreaming and imagining were fictions, but remembering was something else.” Guilt and forgiveness play...

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