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A Mile Down
A Mile Down David Vann 1560257105 9781560257103 If youve ever owned a sailboat or had a friend who did, you know how it begins: with a dream. You dream about the ship, and gradually the dream consumes you. Practical considerations lose all meaning ..
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A Mile Down by David Vann

If youve ever owned a sailboat or had a friend who did, you know how it begins: with a dream. You dream about the ship, and gradually the dream consumes you. Practical considerations lose all meaning ... until, inevitably, the dream morphs into a nightmare. David Vann is familiar with that nightmare. His begins in Turkey: a thirty-year-old tourist, he stumbles across the steel frame of a ninety-foot sailboat that cries out to be built. From friends, family, and credit cards, he borrows the $150,000 to construct the ship. The Turkish builders take shameless advantage of him, eventually charging him over $500,000. On the edge of financial ruin, Vann starts a chartering business. But, when some new part of the ship isnt falling apart, he encounters freak storms. As his debts escalate, Vann begins to wonder if he is merely repeating his fathers dreams and failures at sea-which ended with his fathers suicide. At once a page-turning true story of adventure on the open ocean and an archetypal tale of one mans attempt to overcome fate and realize his dream, A Mile Down is an unforgettable story of struggle and redemption by a writer at the top of his form.

Author: David Vann

Language: English

Binding: Paperback

Pages: 250

Publisher: Da Capo Press

Publication Date: 2005-06-15

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