When Captain Flint Was Still a Good Man (Paperback)
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When Captain Flint Was Still a Good Man (Paperback)

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Paperback 320 Pages
Published: 15/08/2013
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Cal lives with his parents on Loyalty Island. Each winter, Cal's father - a captain of the island's trawling fleet - sets sail for Alaska; and though Cal is still too young to join them, he is old enough to know that everything depends on the fate of those few boats, thousands of miles north.

When the fleet's owner dies, not only is the town's livelihood threatened, but so too is Cal's family. With winter fast approaching, and the fleet on the brink of extinction, Cal starts to suspect that his parents both have secrets to hide. Plagued by doubt, his loyalties strained and his moral compass thrown wildly off course, Cal is forced to make a brave and terrible choice.

Publisher: Little, Brown Book Group
ISBN: 9781472106575
Number of pages: 320
Weight: 242 g
Dimensions: 197 x 131 x 20 mm


MEDIA REVIEWS

Dybek brings serious talent to bear... [The novel] finishes on a powerful note of moral murkiness... Evocative. - New York Times

Finely crafted . . . a taut novel juggling the sometimes conflicting impulses to do the moral thing, and to protect those we love - Los Angeles Times

Dybek has a gift for the atmospheric. - The New Yorker

An engrossing and exacting moral thriller. - Peter Ho Davies, author of The Welsh Girl

A thrilling yarn, delivered as if by a scarred man by the consoling light of a fire. - The Economist

An authentic, atmospheric, coming-of-age story with a painful dilemma . . . A terrific debut. - C. J. Box

[An] engrossing, often haunting thriller. - Washington Independent Review of Books

Dybek has created a superbly orchestrated and soulful drama of loyalty to family and an imperiled way of life and the fathomless forces that make a good man go bad. - Booklist

A book to watch. - O: The Oprah Magazine

Complex and suspenseful . . . A genuine tragedy-powerful, mythic, unforgettable. - Jaimy Gordon, author of Lord of Misrule

This is a book about transitions, and revelations, and the thin line between acting out of fear, and out of out of a sense of morality . . . Dybek is a clean and stripped-down stylist, striking a delicate balance between ambiguity and life-changing clarity. - Los Angeles Times

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