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Before the Wind

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Published .
Written in English

Subjects:

  • Romance - Historical,
  • Fiction,
  • Romance: Historical

Book details:

The Physical Object
FormatPaperback
ID Numbers
Open LibraryOL10262473M
ISBN 100446356271
ISBN 109780446356275
OCLC/WorldCa20764780

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  Sailing “before the wind” means letting the wind push you through the water from behind, but Josh says it strikes him “as a phrase from a .   BEFORE THE WIND By Jim Lynch pp. Alfred A. Knopf. $ My college boyfriend was known for a time in his hometown as the high school valedictorian who missed graduation: He was sailing the. Before the Wind is a funny, tender, and big-hearted novel about a gifted, volatile family whose love for the sea rivals their love for each other.” About Before the Wind Following The Highest Tide, Border Songs, and Truth Like the Sun, Jim Lynch now gives us a grand and idiosyncratic family saga that will stand alongside Ken Kesey’s Sometimes a Great Notion. Shipping merchant Charles Tyng’s wonderfully vivid memoir of his wild and adventurous years as a sea boy and then captain on blue-water vessels. At the age of 13, Tyng was sent to sea, to China, by his father. The year was ; Tyng was a lowly, ignorant, scared, and abused sea boy. The voyage took a year and a half, and when it was done, Tyng had had enough of : Charles Tyng.