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Windward Passage

(2010)
A novel by

 
 
From the writer whose work has been called "truly, hellishly gritty" (Los Angeles Times) comes a gnarled mystery with shades of Philip K. Dick and James Ellroy

Jim Nisbet is a cult favorite in Europe and it's easy to see why. He's "a lot more than just good . . . his style has overtones of Walker Percy's smooth southern satin, but his characters--losers, grifters, con men--hark back to the days of James M. Cain's twisted images of morality," writes the Toronto Globe-Mail. In the tradition of Jim Thompson and Damon Runyon, Jim Nisbet is too good to miss and Windward Passage is a masterpiece that raises the bar even for a master like Nisbet.

In the parallel near-future, a ship named for a jellyfish sinks into the Caribbean with its captain chained to the mast. Left behind is a logbook missing ten pages, presidential DNA hidden in a brick of smuggled cocaine, and a nearly- completed novel. Tipsy, the dead sailor's sister, and Red Means, his erstwhile employer, travel from San Francisco to the Caribbean and back as they attempt to unravel a mystery that rapidly widens from death at sea to international conspiracy.

With verve and humor to match the Illuminati Trilogy, Nisbet has fashioned an engaging facsimile of our modern world, albeit with snappier dialogue, amped-up technology, and even more clearly stated political prejudices. "Neither Norman Mailer nor Truman Capote has in their writing been able to produce such an intensity as Nisbet has achieved," writes Germany's Die Welt. Pick up Windward Passage and see why.

Genre: Mystery

Used availability for Jim Nisbet's Windward Passage

Hardback Editions

April 2010 : USA Hardback
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Title: Windward Passage: A Novel
Author(s): Jim Nisbet
ISBN: 1-59020-194-9 / 978-1-59020-194-7 (USA edition)
Publisher: Harry N. Abrams
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Paperback Editions

May 2011 : USA Paperback
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Title: Windward Passage: A Novel
Author(s): Jim Nisbet
ISBN: 1-59020-580-4 / 978-1-59020-580-8 (USA edition)
Publisher: Overlook TP
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Audio Editions

November 2013 : USA Audio edition
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Title: Windward Passage
Author(s): Jim Nisbet
Publisher: Blackstone Audio, Inc.
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November 2013 : Canada Audio edition
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Title: Windward Passage
Author(s): Jim Nisbet
Publisher: Blackstone Audio, Inc.
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November 2013 : UK Audio edition
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Title: Windward Passage
Author(s): Jim Nisbet
Publisher: Blackstone Audio, Inc.
Availability: Amazon UK   


November 2013 : USA Audio CD
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Title: Windward Passage
Author(s): Jim Nisbet
ISBN: 1-4829-2879-5 / 978-1-4829-2879-2 (USA edition)
Publisher: Blackstone Audio
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November 2013 : USA Audio CD
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Title: Windward Passage (LIBRARY EDITION)
Author(s): Jim Nisbet
ISBN: 1-4829-2877-9 / 978-1-4829-2877-8 (USA edition)
Publisher: Blackstone Audio
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November 2013 : USA MP3 CD
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Title: Windward Passage
Author(s): Jim Nisbet
ISBN: 1-4829-2878-7 / 978-1-4829-2878-5 (USA edition)
Publisher: Blackstone Audio
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Kindle Editions

April 2010 : Canada, UK Kindle edition
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Title: Windward Passage: A Novel
Author(s): Jim Nisbet
Publisher: The Overlook Press
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