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The Closest Possible Union

(1988)
A novel by

 
 
Joanna Scott’s provocative second novel chronicles the life of the Charles Beauchamp, a slave ship, and its fourteen-year-old captain’s apprentice, Tom. The son of the ship’s owner, Tom must navigate the volatile waters of the boat’s crew: a wrathful captain, a raving preacher, a dangerous messboy, and a shadowy deckhand with hidden cargo of his own. As the Charles Beauchamp makes its fateful journey across the Atlantic, Scott unfurls a hallucinatory saga that rings with a modern immediacy.


Genre: Literary Fiction

Used availability for Joanna Scott's The Closest Possible Union

Hardback Editions

March 1989 : UK Hardback
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Title: The Closest Possible Union
Author(s): Joanna Scott
ISBN: 0-370-31210-4 / 978-0-370-31210-1 (UK edition)
Publisher: The Bodley Head Ltd
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April 1988 : USA Hardback
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Title: Closest Possible Union
Author(s): Joanna Scott
ISBN: 0-89919-662-4 / 978-0-89919-662-6 (USA edition)
Publisher: Ticknor & Fields
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Paperback Editions

February 2003 : USA Paperback
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Title: The Closest Possible Union: A Novel
Author(s): Joanna Scott
ISBN: 0-312-42136-2 / 978-0-312-42136-6 (USA edition)
Publisher: Picador
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December 1996 : USA Paperback
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Title: The Closest Possible Union
Author(s): Joanna Scott
ISBN: 0-8050-3973-2 / 978-0-8050-3973-3 (USA edition)
Publisher: Owlet
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