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Amagansett

(2004)
(The Whaleboat House)
A novel by

 
 
Snow Falling on Cedars meets The Shipping News in this enthralling literary crime novel set in post World War II Long Island. In the small town of Amagansett, perched on Long Island's windswept coast, generations have followed the same calling as their forefathers, fishing the dangerous Atlantic waters. Little has changed in the three centuries since white settlers drove the Montaukett Indians from the land. But for Conrad Labarde, a second-generation Basque immigrant recently returned from the Second World War, and his fellow fisherman Rollo Kemp, this stability is shattered when a beautiful New York socialite turns up dead in their nets. On the face of it, her death was accidental, but deputy police chief Tom Hollis -- an incomer from New York -- is convinced the truth lies in the intricate histories and family secrets of Amagansett's inhabitants. Meanwhile the enigmatic Labarde is pursuing his own investigation. In unravelling the mystery, this haunting and evocative novel captures a community whose way of life is disappearing, its demise hastened by war in Europe and the incursions of wealthy city dwellers in search of a playground.


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"A striking and assured first thriller...worldly and impeccably researched." - William Boyd


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November 2004 : USA Hardback
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Title: Amagansett
Author(s): Mark Mills
ISBN: 0-7862-6930-8 / 978-0-7862-6930-3 (USA edition)
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July 2004 : USA Hardback
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Title: Amagansett
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June 2004 : UK Hardback
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Title: Amagansett
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ISBN: 0-00-716189-1 / 978-0-00-716189-8 (UK edition)
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January 2005 : UK Paperback
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Title: The Whaleboat House
Author(s): Mark Mills
ISBN: 0-00-716192-1 / 978-0-00-716192-8 (UK edition)
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May 2005 : USA Paperback
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Title: Amagansett
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ISBN: 0-425-20580-0 / 978-0-425-20580-8 (USA edition)
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January 2005 : UK Paperback
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Title: The Whaleboat House
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ISBN: 0-00-719622-9 / 978-0-00-719622-7 (UK edition)
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January 2004 : UK Paperback
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Title: Amagansett
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ISBN: 0-00-716190-5 / 978-0-00-716190-4 (UK edition)
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January 2009 : USA Audio edition
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Title: The Whaleboat House
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January 2009 : UK Audio edition
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Title: The Whaleboat House
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January 2005 : UK Audio CD
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Title: The Whaleboat House
Author(s): Mark Mills
ISBN: 0-00-718474-3 / 978-0-00-718474-3 (UK edition)
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August 2005 : UK Audio Cassette

Title: The Whalebone House
Author(s): Mark Mills
ISBN: 0-7531-2184-0 / 978-0-7531-2184-9 (UK edition)
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June 2004 : UK Audio Cassette
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Title: Amagansett
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ISBN: 0-00-718475-1 / 978-0-00-718475-0 (UK edition)
Publisher: HarperCollins
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September 2008 : Australia, UK Kindle edition
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Title: The Whaleboat House
Author(s): Mark Mills
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May 2005 : USA, Canada Kindle edition
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Title: Amagansett
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