✸ The Ordinary Seaman Books ⚦ Author Francisco Goldman – Sigilo.us

✸ The Ordinary Seaman  Books ⚦ Author Francisco Goldman – Sigilo.us
  • Paperback
  • 400 pages
  • The Ordinary Seaman
  • Francisco Goldman
  • English
  • 05 November 2017
  • 080213548X

The Ordinary Seaman The Ordinary Seaman, The Second Novel From Acclaimed Writer Francisco Goldman Is A Lyrical And Spellbinding Story Of Hope, Despair, And The Promise Of Love The Ordinary Seaman Is Esteban, A 19 Year Old Veteran Of The War In Nicaragua, Who Has Come To America With 14 Other Men To Form The Crew Of The Urus Docked On A Desolate Brooklyn Pier, The Urus Is A Wreck, And The Men, Without The Means To Return Home, Become Its Prisoners Esteban, Haunted By The Loss Of His First Love In The War, Gradually Works Up The Courage To Escape The Ship And Start A New Life In The City His Story And Those Of His Shipmates Come To Life, Illuminating The Conflicts And Triumphs Of The Human Heart.

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10 thoughts on “The Ordinary Seaman

  1. says:

    This book I love this book It s horribly depressing but horribly romantic and often times funny and there are some killer, I mean KILLER, lines Gladly offer my love as a kind of national park where her neuroses can run protected and free And th...

  2. says:

    I first read Francisco Goldman s work The Long Night of White Chickens and The Art of Political Murder Who Killed the Bishop while researching Guatemala for my novel, The Taste of Ashes His writing is vivid and engaging full of sensory detail that leaves the diesel fumes of Guatemala City catching in the back of your throat His enthusiastic depictions of women are generous and brutally honest especially in the way he depicts the mysterious combination of selfishness and passion that cr I first read Francisco Goldman s work The Long Night of White Chickens and The Art of Political Murder Who Killed the Bishop while researching Guatemala for my novel, The Taste of Ashes His writing is vivid ...

  3. says:

    Francisco Goldman is a brilliant writer The story is about Esteban a veteran of the Nicaraguan war and fifteen other Central American men who are hired to be the repair team and crew of a ship docked in the Brooklyn Harbor The ship is a wreck with no electricity or working plumbing, and after the men spend several months working to fix it up, the unscrupulous owners of the ship abandon them The men eke out a bleak existence, alone with their memories and stories Eventually, Esteban leaves Francisco Goldman is a brilliant writer The story is about Esteban a veteran of the Nicaraguan war and fifteen other Central American men who are hired to be the repair team and crew of a ship docked in the Brooklyn Harbor The ship is a wreck with no electricity or working plumbing, and after the men spend several months working to fix it up, the unscrupulous owners of the ship ...

  4. says:

    I never heard this story before And it all fits together so well men haunted by various things, living on a ghost ship with no legal standing in the U.S And the captain and first mate haunted in their own ways, too The Spanglish is interesting, funny even, and the voices feel real The characters are layered and believable, and I was drawn into their stori...

  5. says:

    My sister Ines recommended this book, so I read it on a trip to Hawaii and while it was sort of hard to get into and say aloud without gigglingI m sorry, it s true , I would recommend it to anyone I really enjoyed it as a story of immigration and how people s lives move forward they fall in love, get sick, dream, regardless of their status, and impact the lives of others around them It s a great story that will hoo...

  6. says:

    In this book, Goldman seems arefined craftsman than with The Night of the White Chickens, and the sensitivity of his storytelling is keen Another novel that I love.

  7. says:

    Melancholy and good.

  8. says:

    I am a huge fan of Goldman and absolutely love his writing style His non fiction book about the murder of a Guatemalan bishop civil rights leader was immensely engaging and horrifying He has a great way of storytelling, whether through journalism or novels The Long Night Of The White Chickens, his debut book, is also a tour de force, and one of the finer novels I have read in recent years.This one, however, has a few shortcomings that were absent from his others First, the secondary characte I am a huge fan of Goldman and absolutely love his writing style His non fiction book about the murder of a Guatemalan bishop civil rights leader was immensely engaging and horrifying He has a great way of storytelling, whether through journalism or novels The Long Night Of The White Chickens, his debut book, is also a tour de force, and one of the ...

  9. says:

    It is about the thoughtless exploitation of Central American third world people by crummily amoral privileged Americans It is about the stoic reaction of people who have never had anything in particular to a new situation in which they still have nothing except propinquity to the possibilities of America, which only one of them attempts to explore A crew is recruited to man a freighter docked in Brooklyn, supposedly to be sailed back to Central America But first the crew has to work to get th It is about the thoughtless exploitation of Central American third world people by crummily amoral privileged Americans It is about the stoic reaction of people who have never had anything in particular to a new situation in which they still have nothing except propinquity to the possibilitie...

  10. says:

    I loved this book Goldman writes in his own unique way I can t think of anyone to compare to him The story of a young man from Nicaragua, who signs up to be an ordinary seaman in New York, captured my imagination and my heart Esteban had fought in the revolution during which he fell in love with a female soldier, later killed in battle A big part of the wonder of the novel is Esteban s reminiscences of the war and his lost lover You get an inside ...

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