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We, The Drowned

(2010)
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Carsten Jensen's debut novel has taken the world by storm. Already hailed in Europe as an instant classic, We, the Drowned is the story of the port town of Marstal, whose inhabitants have sailed the world's oceans aboard freight ships for centuries. Spanning over a hundred years, from the mid-nineteenth century to the end of the Second World War, and from the barren rocks of Newfoundland to the lush plantations of Samoa, from the roughest bars in Tasmania, to the frozen coasts of northern Russia, We, the Drowned spins a magnificent tale of love, war, and adventure, a tale of the men who go to sea and the women they leave behind.

Ships are wrecked at sea and blown up during wars, they are places of terror and violence, yet they continue to lure each generation of Marstal men--fathers and sons--away. Strong, resilient, women raise families alone and sometimes take history into their own hands. There are cannibals here, shrunken heads, prophetic dreams, forbidden passions, cowards, heroes, devastating tragedies, and miraculous survivals--everything that a town like Marstal has actually experienced, and that makes We, the Drowned an unforgettable novel, destined to take its place among the greatest seafaring literature.


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"An utterly unique storyteller." - Henning Mankell


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February 2011 : USA Hardback
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Title: We, the Drowned
Author(s): Carsten Jensen
ISBN: 0-15-101377-2 / 978-0-15-101377-7 (USA edition)
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April 2010 : UK Hardback
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Title: We, The Drowned
Author(s): Carsten Jensen
ISBN: 1-84655-096-3 / 978-1-84655-096-6 (UK edition)
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May 2012 : USA Paperback
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Title: We, the Drowned
Author(s): Carsten Jensen
ISBN: 0-547-73736-X / 978-0-547-73736-2 (USA edition)
Publisher: Mariner Books
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April 2011 : UK Paperback
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Title: We, The Drowned
Author(s): Carsten Jensen
ISBN: 0-09-951296-3 / 978-0-09-951296-7 (UK edition)
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April 2010 : UK Paperback
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Title: We, The Drowned
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ISBN: 1-84655-367-9 / 978-1-84655-367-7 (UK edition)
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January 2016 : USA Audio CD
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Title: We, the Drowned: Library Edition
Author(s): Associate Professor Carsten Jensen
ISBN: 1-5046-8218-1 / 978-1-5046-8218-3 (USA edition)
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January 2016 : USA Audio CD
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Title: We, the Drowned
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ISBN: 1-5046-8220-3 / 978-1-5046-8220-6 (USA edition)
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Title: We, the Drowned
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ISBN: 1-5046-8219-X / 978-1-5046-8219-0 (USA edition)
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Title: We, the Drowned
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February 2011 : USA, Canada Kindle edition
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Title: We, the Drowned
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April 2010 : Australia, UK Kindle edition
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Title: We, The Drowned
Author(s): Carsten Jensen
Publisher: Vintage Digital
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