Close Quarters

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Close Quarters

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Author :   William Golding
Publisher :   Faber & Faber
Published :   07/11/2013
ISBN :   9780571298563
Format :   Paperback
Pages :   x, 301
Size (mm) :   199x128x20
Weight (g) :   255

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, fete-like atmosphere the passengers dance and flirt, while beneath... Read more

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, fete-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.