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A Mile Down: The True Story of a Disastrous Career at Sea
 

A Mile Down: The True Story of a Disastrous Career at Sea (Paperback)

By Vann, David

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Work so that you can keep working. It seemed a proposition that could easily end in suicide. I wanted to escape this. I wanted to free myself from the working world and have time to write. And I wanted adventure. Grendel could never free me, but this boat could. David Vann has lo...ved boats all his life. So when his academic career seems to be stuck in the doldrums, he leaps at the opportunity to start an educational charter business, teaching creative writing workshops aboard a sailboat. But a trip to Turkey sees him dreaming bigger-and before he knows it, he is at the helm of his own ninety-foot boat, running charters along the Turkish coast. And here his troubles begin. Sinking deep into debt, and encountering everything from a lost rudder to freak storms, Vann is on the verge of losing everything-including his life. Part high-seas adventure, part journey of self-discovery, A Mile Down is a gripping and unforgettable story of struggle and redemption by a writer at the top of his game.
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ISBN 9781922182081
Published AU 26 Feb 2014
Publisher Misc - United Book Distributor
Format Paperback
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ISBN-13 9781922182081
Stock Available
Status In stock at publisher; ships 6-12 working days
Publisher Misc - United Book Distributor
Imprint The Text Publishing Company
Published 26 Feb 2014
Publication Country Australia Australia
Format Paperback
Author(s) By Vann, David
Category Biography & Autobiography
Sailing
Travel Writing
NZ, Maori & Pasifika
Australian
New Zealand & Related
Number of Pages 256
Dimensions Width: 129mm
Height: 199mm
Spine: 19mm
Dewey Code 910.45
Weight 228g
Interest Age General Audience
Reading Age General Audience
NBS Text Travel Writing
ONIX Text General/trade

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