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By Jim Carrier

"Utterly compulsive and unputdownable--the most fun, real, and humanly relocating of the entire fresh typhoon books. Brilliantly paced and completely balanced. . . . service is a marvelously reliable narrator. . . . an excellent book."--Jonathan Raban, writer of Passage to Juneau: A Sea and Its Meanings and Bad Land: An American Romance

"A fantastic tale. an incredibly well-written account of the occasions as I knew them. I commend Jim service for an impressive job."--Jerry D. Jarrell, Director, nationwide typhoon middle

In October 1998, the majestic schooner Fantome got here face-to-face with essentially the most savage storms in Atlantic historical past. The final days of the Fantome are reconstructed in shiny and heartbreaking aspect via Jim Carrier's wide learn and countless numbers of private interviews. What emerges is a narrative of braveness, hubris, the discomfort of command, the load of lives as opposed to wealth, and the advances of technological know-how as opposed to the bad strength and unpredictability of nature.

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