A Mile Down: The True Story of a Disastrous Career at Sea

David Vann

If you have ever owned a sailboat or had a chum who did, you understand how it starts: with a dream. You dream concerning the send, and steadily the dream consumes you. functional concerns lose all which means ... until eventually, necessarily, the dream morphs right into a nightmare. David Vann knows that nightmare. His starts off in Turkey: a thirty-year-old vacationer, he stumbles around the metal body of a ninety-foot sailboat that cries out to be outfitted. From acquaintances, relations, and charge cards, he borrows the $150,000 to build the send. The Turkish developers take shameless good thing about him, finally charging him over $500,000. at the fringe of financial disaster, Vann begins a chartering enterprise. yet, whilst a few new a part of the send isn't really falling aside, he encounters freak storms. As his money owed increase, Vann starts off to wonder whether he's simply repeating his father's desires and screw ups at sea—which ended along with his father's suicide. immediately a page-turning actual tale of experience at the open ocean and an archetypal story of 1 man's try and triumph over destiny and discover his dream, A Mile Down is an unforgettable tale of fight and redemption via a author on the most sensible of his form.

Show sample text content

Download sample