Wake of the Perdido Star

Wake of the Perdido Star

Book - 1999
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A young man's adventures at sea in the early 1800s. After his parents are murdered in Cuba, Jack O'Reilly enlists on a U.S. merchant ship, where he distinguishes himself in deep diving, becomes a pirate and returns to Cuba to seek revenge on his parents' killers.
Publisher: New York : Newmarket Press, ©1999
ISBN: 9781557043986
Branch Call Number: FICTION Hac
Characteristics: 384 pages : map ; 24 cm
Additional Contributors: Lenihan, Daniel


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When his parents are murdered, 17-year-old Jack O'Reilly joins the crew of the Perdido Star, facing "storms, shipwreck, hostile and friendly natives, and enemy vessels," eventually leading a renegade band called the Right Honourable Brotherhood of Shipwrecked Men.

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Apr 17, 2017

Gene Hackman also co-wrote with Daniel Lenihan Justice for none.

Agent13 Jul 30, 2012

Gene Hackman, author? Yes, this Oscar winning actor is spending his retirement from his first profession by taking up another passion: writing. This, his first book, is an adventure story about a teen maturing while he sets sail on the high seas. The book seems derivative of other books and the outcome is predictable. It helps if you know about boats, for it includes many techincal terms that are not defined. Nevertheless, I'll try to find other books that Mr. Hackman has written.


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