Quartet Books Limited, 1985, Hardcover, Book Condition: Fine, Dust Jacket Condition: Fine, First
This is the first edition in the English language. Size: Octavo 8vo (standard book size). 363 pages. Text body is clean, and free from previous owner annotation, underlining and highlighting. Binding is tight, covers and spine fully intact. No foxing in this copy. Dust Jacket is in as new condition, apart from normal shop shelf wear - contains no tears or chips or other damage. All edges clean, neat and free of foxing. Somebody missed the boat: this gritty, classic sea story describing the quiet triumphs of Vladimov's young hero-narrator, a Soviet trawler fisherman, would make perfect summer reading. Never mind that the tale culminates in nothing more earth-shaking than a struggle against nature and human inertia to save the lives of a score of Soviet and Scottish crewmen caught in a deadly winter storm on the North Atlantic; the book is as gripping as any superpower-confrontation thriller and inestimably better written. Though Vladimov coats his caustic portrait of the aimless drift of Soviet society in closely realized setting, characters, and sensory detail, even a censored version published in the U.S.S.R. in 1969 was controversial. Vladimov was finally exiled to the West in 1983, and here we have proof that the Soviets have let another big talent get away. Quantity Available: 1. Category: Fiction; Russia; ISBN: 070432394x. ISBN/EAN: 9780704323940. Pictures of this item not already displayed here available upon request. Inventory No: 3112.