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The Island - BENCHLEY, Peter

André Deutsch [Andre Deutsch], 1979, Hardback in Dustwrapper..
Condition: Very Good - in Very Good DJ. Bumped at base of spine. Edges of DJ showing very slight shelf wear.

Two men and a boy, on the boat they charter to game-fishermen, are lazing away the hottest hours of a Caribbean day when they notice a canoe which appears to be adrift. They manoeuvre it alongside their boat, one of the men reaches to pull back the tarpaulin which conceals whatever it contains - and the reader receives a jolting shock, which reminds him of those first famous pages of Jaws. Thus starts one of the many mysterious marine incidents which, over the years, have been explained this way or that, and which in one small area of the Caribbean have given rise to a terrifed silence.

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