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Getaway

(1956)
(Close to the Wind)
A novel by

 
 
An Italian fisherman and his wife Rosa live in Sydney. Hard times are ahead. Their mortgaged boat may be lost and with it, their livelihood. But Rosa has a plan...to reach the coast of America from the islands of the Pacific, sailing on a beleaguered little houseboat. The plan seems almost perfect, especially when Willie appears and has his own reasons for taking a long holiday to the land of opportunity.

Genre: Thriller

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