• "This author was a seaman and has a passion for the sea. This is a tale of a sailor who comes to be seen by his mates as a danger because there is something mysterious about him, enigmatic. Accidents and rumours of disaster gather around him. Anyone who has ever been drawn by the fascinations of the oceans and their secrets will love this book and its strong haunting prose. This is the best first novel I have read in years."

    Doris Lessing