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Outerbridge Reach is a 1992 novel by American novelist Robert Stone. It was his fifth published novel.
Outerbridge Reach is a 1992 novel by American novelist Robert Stone. The novel follows the story of a copywriter who enters an around-the-world solo boat race, and a filmmaker who makes him the subject of a documentary. Stone reportedly stated that it is partly based on the real-life story of Donald Crowhurst, though the novel does not mention Crowhurst by name
This novel is not a reflection on that incident but a fiction referring to the present day. PART ONE.
For information about permission to reproduce selections from this book, write to Permissions, Houghton Mifflin Harcourt Publishing Company, 215 Park Avenue South, New York, New York 10003. Outerbridge Reach, Robert Stone, p. cm. ISBN 0-395-58781-6. This novel is not a reflection on that incident but a fiction referring to the present day. 1.
Outerbridge Reach book. Robert Stone is the author of "Outerbridge Reach" - a superbly probing psychological novel of three interacting characters (two men and one woman,) based on the background to and carry through of a single-handed round-the-world yachting race. The people involved are imagined vividly, the plot is taut and unpredictable and the focus of the book is credible and sharp, even as it raises fundamental human questions and dilemmas. It is an excellent novel, that I rate very highly.
Outerbridge Reach makes it three. tough, elegant, alarming novel. Stone writes superbly about the sea, about fear and loneliness, about life in extremis. He is a great storyteller, whose plots move as relentlessly as those of the best thrillers, yet his prose is elegant and full of literary allusions' A. Alvarez, Sunday Times & fifth and finest novel is about going to sea and the difficulty of trying to find a way back again. if one half of Stone's characters live their secret, interior.
FREE shipping on qualifying offers. In this towering story about a man pitting himself against the sea, against society, and against himself. ROBERT STONE (1937-2015) was the acclaimed author of eight novels and two story collections, including Dog Soldiers, winner of the National Book Award, and Bear and His Daughter, a finalist for the Pulitzer Prize. His memoir, Prime Green, was published in 2007.
Robert Stone: Outerbridge Reach Owen Browne is not your typical Stone hero
Robert Stone: Outerbridge Reach. Once we know that this novel is based, in part, on the story of Donald Crowhurst, we have a pretty good idea as to what is going to happen in this novel. While there is the usual death at the end, it is not brought about by a clash of individuals and groups, as in his earlier novels. Owen Browne is not your typical Stone hero. He is in his forties, works for a yacht seller, is a WASP, happily married (to Anne) with children, doesn’t do drugs and was a Navy pilot in the Vietnam war, a war he still believes was right. The company he works for has a new boat coming out and, to advertise it, the owner plans to sail solo around the world.
Outerbridge Reach - Robert Stone. Among all this testosterone, Stone even manages to include Anne Browne, a complex, sympathetic female character who bridges the gap between Stone's two preferred character archetypes. The daughter of a wealthy shipping family, she begins the book a respectable WASPy woman of middle age but slips slowly and inexorably into alcohol and adultery as the novel progresses. For all his style and manly bravado, Stone's principal interest is human frailty.
In his earlier novels, Robert Stone has taken us to such hot spots as Vietnam, Central America, and that ultimate .
In his earlier novels, Robert Stone has taken us to such hot spots as Vietnam, Central America, and that ultimate sinkhole of depravity we call Hollywood. This time around, it's Jerusalem. Inviting comparison with the great sea novels of Conrad, Melville, and Hemingway, Outerbridge Reach is also the portrait of two men and the powerful, unforgettable woman they both love - and for whom they are both ready, in their very different ways, to stake everything. As the San Francisco Chronicle said, "Robert Stone asks questions of our time few writers could imagine and answers them in narratives few readers will ever quite forget.
Thorne had a complacent expression. All spectacles, testicles, wallet and watch, Strickland thought. Mr. Strickland, my good friend, Thorne inquired, how are you?. taken with Thorne’s good-humored, patronizing manner. He stammered a half-reply and let Thorne conduct him to the limousine, a Lincoln Continental. When they got to the car, a chauffeur in dark glasses hastened out from behind the wheel, anxious to display his readiness to stand uncovered in the rain. Relax, Thorne told the man, and opened a rear door for Strickland.
Robert Stone novels, like the people in them, have a tendency to lurch between the focused and specific, and .
Robert Stone novels, like the people in them, have a tendency to lurch between the focused and specific, and the apparently improvised and spacey. He has a habit of bombarding the reader with a welter of (usually) inconsequential and cumulatively surreal details about the life of a character who, after a couple of pages, may be immediately sucked back into obscurity. This novel is not a reflection on that incident.
Subcategory: Genre Fiction
Author: Robert Stone
Publisher: Audio Renaissance; Audio edition (March 1, 1992)
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