Close Quarters

Close Quarters

Book - 1988
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The second volume of William Golding's Sea Trilogy

In a wilderness of heat, stillness and sea mists, a ball is held on a ship becalmed halfway to Australia. In this surreal, fête-like atmosphere the passengers dance and flirt, while beneath them thickets of weed like green hair spread over the hull. The sequel to Rites of Passage , Close Quarters , the second volume in Golding's acclaimed sea trilogy, is imbued with his extraordinary sense of menace. Half-mad with fear, with drink, with love and opium, everyone on this leaky, unsound hulk is 'going to pieces'. And in a nightmarish climax the very planks seem to twist themselves alive as the ship begins to come apart at the seams.

Publisher: London : Faber & Faber, 1988
ISBN: 9780571191451
0571191452
9780571147793
0571147798
Characteristics: 281 p. ; 20 cm

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