This the first novel by Georgina Harding, a British travel writer. It tells the story in beautiful, haunting language of a 17th century whaler who bets his crewmates that he can spend a winter alone on the shore of Greenland. The descriptions of the physical environment and challenges will hold your attention. The mental process that Thomas Cave endures is even more captivating.
This story makes me wonder if I could survive a winter alone on a distant island off the coast of Maine.
Reviewed by: KLM
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