Dybek brings serious talent to bear... [The novel] finishes on a powerful note of moral murkiness... Evocative. New York Times
Über den Autor
NICK DYBEK is a graduate of the University of Michigan and the Iowa Writers' Workshop. He is the recipient of a Hopwood Award for Short Fiction, a Maytag Fellowship, a 2010 Michener-Copernicus Society of America Award, and a Granta New Voices selection. He lives in New York City.
'An authentic, atmospheric coming-of-age story with a painful dilemma. A terrific debut.' C. J. Box
The fishing community of Loyalty Island depends on the Gaunt family's fleet for survival. Each winter since he can remember, fourteen-year-old Cal has waved goodbye to his father. A ship's captain, he sets sail for Alaska to trawl for king crab, leaving Cal and his mother behind to await his return from the wilderness thousands of miles north.
But with winter fast approaching, danger creeps closer to home. The owner of the fleet dies, leaving the family business to his son - who seems intent on selling up. With the fishermen's livelihood under threat, an unwitting discovery leads Cal to suspect his parents harbour damaging secrets - how far would his father go to save the fleet from extinction? And what was the true nature of his mother's relationship with Mr Gaunt? His loyalties strained to breaking point, Cal is faced with a devastating moral dilemma - and a terrible choice . . .
When Captain Flint Was Still a Good Man hauntingly charts the troubled waters of a community at risk, a family in turmoil, and a young boy becoming a man.
'Dybek brings serious talent to bear.' New York Times
'Finely crafted . . . a taut novel juggling the sometimes conflicting impulses to do the moral thing, and to protect those we love.' Los Angeles Times
[ISBN barcode: 978-1-4721-0657-5]
A community at risk, a family in turmoil, and a young boy becoming a man... A death on Loyalty Island leads a 14-year-old boy to be swept up in a storm of lies and deceit that makes him question his family - and the limits of his own morality. A thrilling American debut.