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The Plover

The Plover

(2014)
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"Brian Doyle writes with Melville's humor, Whitman's ecstasy, and Faulkner's run-on sentences...Few contemporary novels shimmer like this one."
Anthony Doerr


Declan O Donnell has sailed out of Oregon and deep into the vast, wild ocean, having had just finally enough of other people and their problems. He will go it alone, he will be his own country, he will be beholden to and beloved of no one. No man is an island, my butt, he thinks. I am that very man. . . .

But the galaxy soon presents him with a string of odd, entertaining, and dangerous passengers, who become companions of every sort and stripe. The Plover is the story of their adventures and misadventures in the immense blue country one of their company calls Pacifica. Hounded by a mysterious enemy, reluctantly acquiring one new resident after another, Declan O Donnell's lonely boat is eventually crammed with humor, argument, tension, and a resident herring gull.

Brian Doyle's The Plover is a sea novel, a maritime adventure, the story of a cold man melting, a compendium of small miracles, an elegy to Edmund Burke, a watery quest, a battle at sea---and a rapturous, heartfelt celebration of life's surprising paths, planned and unplanned.

 
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Hardback Editions

April 2014 : USA Hardback
Title: The Plover: A Novel
Author(s): Brian Doyle
ISBN: 1-250-03477-9 / 978-1-250-03477-9 (USA edition)
Publisher: Thomas Dunne Books
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August 2014 : USA Hardback
Title: The Plover
Author(s): Brian Doyle (Tr
ISBN: 1-62899-156-9 / 978-1-62899-156-7 (USA edition)
Publisher: Center Point
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Paperback Editions

March 2015 : USA Paperback
Title: The Plover: A Novel
Author(s): Brian Doyle
ISBN: 1-250-06245-4 / 978-1-250-06245-1 (USA edition)
Publisher: Picador
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Audio Editions

May 2014 : USA Audio CD
Title: The Plover
Author(s): Brian Doyle
ISBN: 1-4945-0198-8 / 978-1-4945-0198-3 (USA edition)
Publisher: Tantor Audio
Availability: Amazon UK   Amazon CA   

May 2014 : USA Audio CD
Title: The Plover
Author(s): Brian Doyle
ISBN: 1-4945-3198-4 / 978-1-4945-3198-0 (USA edition)
Publisher: Tantor Audio
Availability: Amazon UK   Amazon CA   

May 2014 : USA MP3 CD
Title: The Plover
Author(s): Brian Doyle
ISBN: 1-4945-5198-5 / 978-1-4945-5198-8 (USA edition)
Publisher: Tantor Audio
Availability: Amazon UK   Amazon CA   

May 2014 : USA Audio edition
Title: The Plover
Author(s): Brian Doyle
Publisher: Tantor Audio
Availability: Amazon   

Kindle Editions

April 2014 : USA, Canada, UK Kindle edition
Title: The Plover: A Novel
Author(s): Brian Doyle
Publisher: Thomas Dunne Books
Availability: Amazon   Amazon UK   Amazon CA   



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