The Powdermonkey's Diary
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Set in the early 19th century, The Powdermonkey’s Diary chronicles the seafaring adventures of a young American sailor named Nicolas Flyte. On whaling ships, among pirates, and as a castaway on the vast ocean, his travels take him from the port of Provincetown to exotic Bombay to the picturesque islands of Polynesia. In the spirit of classic tales of the sea by Poe, Melville and Conrad, the novel takes Flyte on a series of exploits that show him both the heights and depths of human culture as well as the most beautiful and disturbing mysteries of nature itself.