Describes the wanderings of a tramp steamer along the trade routesof the world's oceans and of the men who sail her; of John Baxter who takes to the sea as a relief from the boredom of a shore job, of the grotesque Laratee seeking to drown bitter memories in alcohol, of Connel the tough and ageing bosun, of the mate Stenning and of Captain Haggard, bleak, aloof and god-like. Fortune's wheel spins also for Ruth Haggard, who joins the ship tolook after her father and becomes involved in troubles she is unable to control.
Used availability for James Pattinson's The Wheel of Fortune
February 1991 : UK Hardback
July 1976 : UK Hardback