We, the Drowned

By Carsten Jensen

A exciting EPIC story OF THE SEA

We, the Drowned units sail past the slim channels of the seafaring style and methods Tolstoy in its evocation of war’s confusion, its strength to stun victors and vanquished alike . . . a beautiful, unsparing novel.” — Washington Post

“A generational saga, a swashbuckling sailor’s story, and the account of a small city getting into modernity—both Melville and Steinbeck may have been happy to learn it.” — New Republic

Hailed in Europe as an quick vintage, We, the Drowned is the tale of the port city of Marstal, Denmark, whose population sailed the area from the mid-nineteenth century to the tip of the moment international warfare. the unconventional tells of ships wrecked and blown up in wars, of areas of terror and violence that proceed to trap each one iteration; there are cannibals the following, shrunken heads, prophetic desires, and fantastic survivals. the result's an excellent seafaring novel, a gripping saga encompassing business progress, the years of growth and exploration, the crucible of the 1st 1/2 the 20 th century, and so much of all, the sea.

Called “one of the main fascinating authors in Nordic literature” by means of Henning Mankell, Carsten Jensen has labored as a literary critic and a journalist, reporting from China, Cambodia, Latin the USA, the Pacific Islands, and Afghanistan. He lives in Copenhagen and Marstal.

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A bag of pearls and a boat. a very good begin for a tender sailor. greater than you deserve. " i did not understand what to assert. i did not are looking to take cost of this send, which, despite what her proprietor acknowledged, used to be not anything yet a blackbirder. Nor might I contact the pearls. Their red sheen placed me in brain now not of grains of sand, yet of dried blood. I stated not anything. even though I had no admire for Jack Lewis, I revered the outlet in his chest. He was once death, and also you owe the death your recognition. "Paradise," he mumbled. "A paradise whole with every thing, together with enemies, able to kill you.

He took a sip of his scorching espresso. "What else did he say? " "Well, a couple of days after that they noticed a cork arising and down. They could not see any land. however it cheered them up as the cork intended it could not be far flung. Then a couple of hours later one other cork floated by means of. nonetheless no signal of land, they usually began considering it was once unusual, most of these corks floating approximately in the midst of the ocean. and that is after they came upon that many of the workforce had a stash of whiskey within the bow and so they have been emptying one bottle after one other at the sly.

His focus was once damaged via a noisy bang. A crate of ammunition had slipped out of its take on and crashed onto the wharf, the place it had sprung open. one of many German prisoners instantly begun rummaging inside of it, most likely hoping to discover whatever fit for human consumption. girl dockers grabbed carry of him and pulled him away. He struggled in brief, then gave up and allow himself be dragged alongside the wharf. The unloading had stopped. The soldier who'd been looking at Knud Erik the instant prior to shouted a quick command, and the dockers published the prisoner.

It is the head of a guy. He died a long time in the past. " "Do you move that small if you are lifeless? " Albert laughed and defined the means of making shrunken heads. "How did he die? " "He died on a seashore in Hawaii. He was once battling for his existence, however the natives outnumbered him. after all he was once defeated. " "And then they grew to become him right into a shrunken head? " Albert nodded. Knud Erik checked out James prepare dinner for it slow. "Can i've got him? " he requested. "No, it is time for him to visit the ground of the ocean. " "And he will never come again up back?

A bomb, or a airplane colliding with the floor. The anti-aircraft weapons saved on firing. They observed an opened up parachute waft towards the floor, with the pilot dangling from the cords. the guy hit the floor flat and the chute settled on best of him. He did not reappear and not anything stirred less than the skinny fabric. The alarm was once known as off presently later on. The Nimbus was once nonetheless mendacity by way of the wharf the place they would left her. She did not seem to have been hit, yet a bomb crater at the wharf confirmed that it have been an in depth name.

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