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Another Great Day at Sea

(2014)
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From a writer "whose genre-jumping refusal to be pinned down [makes him] an exemplar of our era" (NPR), a new book that confirms his power to astound readers.

As a child Geoff Dyer spent long hours making and blotchily painting model fighter planes. So the adult Dyer jumped at the chance of a residency aboard an aircraft carrier. Another Great Day at Sea chronicles Dyer's experiences on the USS George H.W. Bush as he navigates the routines and protocols of "carrier-world," from the elaborate choreography of the flight deck through miles of walkways and hatches to kitchens serving meals for a crew of five thousand to the deafening complexity of catapult and arresting gear. Meeting the Captain, the F-18 pilots and the dentists, experiencing everything from a man-overboard alert to the Steel Beach Party, Dyer guides us through the most AIE (acronym intensive environment) imaginable.

A lanky Englishman (could he really be both the tallest and the oldest person on the ship?) in a deeply American world, with its constant exhortations to improve, to do better, Dyer brilliantly records the daily life on board the ship, revealing it to be a prism for understanding a society where discipline and conformity, dedication and optimism, become forms of self-expression. In the process it becomes clear why Geoff Dyer has been widely praised as one of the most original - and funniest - voices in literature.

Another Great Day at Sea is the definitive work of an author whose books defy definition.

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Hardback Editions

May 2014 : USA Hardback
thumbTitle: Another Great Day at Sea: Life Aboard the USS George H.W. Bush
Author(s): Geoff Dyer
ISBN: 0-307-91158-6 / 978-0-307-91158-2 (USA edition)
Publisher: Pantheon
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Paperback Editions

April 2015 : USA Paperback
thumbTitle: Another Great Day at Sea: Life Aboard the USS George H.W. Bush
Author(s): Geoff Dyer
ISBN: 0-8041-7020-7 / 978-0-8041-7020-8 (USA edition)
Publisher: Vintage
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March 2015 : UK Paperback
thumbTitle: Another Great Day at Sea: Life Aboard the USS George H. W. Bush
Author(s): Geoff Dyer
ISBN: 1-78211-336-3 / 978-1-78211-336-2 (UK edition)
Publisher: Canongate Books
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May 2014 : UK Paperback
thumbTitle: Another Great Day At Sea: On Board the USS George Bush (Writers in Residence)
Author(s): Geoff Dyer, Chris Steele-Perkins
ISBN: 0-9565692-6-9 / 978-0-9565692-6-4 (UK edition)
Publisher: Visual Editions
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Kindle Editions

May 2014 : UK Kindle edition
thumbTitle: Another Great Day at Sea: Life Aboard the USS George H. W. Bush
Author(s): Geoff Dyer
Publisher: Canongate Books
Availability: Amazon UK   

May 2014 : USA Kindle edition
thumbTitle: Another Great Day at Sea: Life Aboard the USS George H.W. Bush
Author(s): Geoff Dyer
Publisher: Vintage
Availability: Amazon   


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