Water - Fiction
Story of an innocent sailor tormented by his superior. When he accidently kills his tormenter, the ship's captain is forced to hang him.
A hospital is preserved, afloat, after the Earth is flooded beneath seven miles of water. Inside, assailed by mysterious forces, doctors and patients are left to remember the world they've lost and to imagine one to come.
Set against the mythic-historic backdrop of Niagara Falls in the mid-20th century, Oates explores the American family in crisis.
This classic tale is not simply a critique of colonialism in the Congo; it is an examination of the human tendency toward self-endangering corruptibility.
On the night their mother drowns, sisters Marnie and Diana Maitland discover there is more than one kind of death. There is the death of innocence, of love, and of hope. Each sister harbors a secret about that night-secrets that will erode their lives as they grow into adulthood.
Rutherford Calhoun, a newly freed slave travels to New Orleans only to discover that nothing but misery awaits him in the big city so he boards the first available ship that sets sail. Soon he learns that he has boarded a slave ship enroot to Africa to collect members of a legendary tribe.
Captain Ahab relentlessly pursues the white whale who disfigured him on a previous voyage.
The story of an old Cuban fisherman, who hasn't caught a fish in 84 days and goes out in his small skiff one more time. This time he hooks a huge marlin. He faces long days of hunger and exhaustion during his voyage but his courage his courage is never flagging.
Collects twenty-one short stories and narratives about traveling on the sea, from sailing to surfing, including pieces by Jules Verne, Thor Heyerdahl, Virginia Woolf, and Inoue Yasushi.
This collection contains The Pilot (1824), The Red Rover (1827) and many more classic stories that take place at sea.
Charles Arrowby, leading light of England's theatrical set, retires from glittering London to an isolated home by the sea. His memoir evolves into a riveting chronicle of the strange events and unexpected visitors.
Presents an allegory that describes the passengers on board a ship sailing from Mexico to Germany in 1931.
Chaz Perrone doctors water samples so that a agribusiness tycoon can continue illegally dumping fertilizer into the endangered Everglades. When Chaz suspects that his wife, Joey, has figured out his scam, he pushes her overboard from a cruise liner into the night-dark Atlantic. Clinging blindly to a bale of Jamaican pot, Joey Perrone is plucked from the ocean by former cop and current loner Mick Stranahan.
Thalassa was a paradise above the earth. Its beauty and vast resources seduce its inhabitants into a feeling of perfection. But then the Magellan arrives, carrying with it one million refugees from the last mad days of earth.
After conquering all of the competition in her small Midwest town, Pip competes at her first state swim meet. Dazzling scouts, she is selected to represent the U.S. at the upcoming Olympics.
While going through the possessions of a deceased guest who owed them money, the mistress of the inn and her son find a treasure map that leads them to a pirate's fortune.
Captain Nemo and the futuristic submarine, Nautilus, explore the dangers of the underwater world.
A mesmerizing story of a community of Chinese immigrants in a small California town in 1928, "Water Ghosts" weaves history with mythology around the lives of the townspeople and the ghosts who haunt them.
While Brunella Cartolano is trying to protect the Seattle waterfront from development, she also finds her father’s vineyard east of the Cascade Mountains enduring the worst drought in history. Water is the base ingredient of winemaking, and for people who believe in the transformative power of wine, water has become the new petroleum.
* Available as audiobook
May 21, 2010