THE WESTERN LIMIT OF THE WORLD.
Edition: First printing.
New York: Random House, (2005) dj. SIGNED hardcover first edition - The author's second novel, a story of love and betrayal on the high seas. At 59, Harold Snow is serving as boatswain aboard the Tarshish, a decrepit tanker whose papers are as suspect as its seaworthiness. His "risky plans begin to go awry when the Tarshish is refused entry to the Bay of San Francisco. Forced to return to the open Pacific, Snow and Bracelin embark on a scattershot voyage of shoestring improvisation that will take the disintegrating hulk - sailing under forged papers and a new name from South America to Africa. Along the way they will encounter hurricanes, crooked customs officials, and tropical ports seething with vice and revolution. This outer voyage is mirrored by a dark and twisted inner journey that will strip Snow down to his bare essence as a man. As George and Beth flaunt their involvement, and Bracelin embraces cold-blooded murder, Snow will face a stark choice between life and death, damnation and redemption, at the western limit of the world." SIGNED on the title page. 288 pp. ISBN: 978-1400061624.
Condition: Very near fine in a like dustjacket.