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Adrift - CALLAHAN, Steven

Guild, 1986, Hardback in Dustwrapper..
Condition: Very Good - in Very Good DJ. A little gentle bumping at some corners and little feathering at edges of DJ.

When the author's small sailing boat was sunk by a whale west of the Canary Islands, he found himself alone in the mid-Atlantic in a five-foot inflatable raft with only enough food and water to last eighteen days. Pounded by storm, scorched by tropical sun, buffeted by dorados and sharks that attacked the raft, he drifted week after week. He distilled water by the spoonful with a primitive still and hunted fish with a makeshift spear. Ships passed him by, the raft leaked more and more, the still collapsed and, reduced to spearing fish with a butter-knife, Callahan wasted to barely seven stone. But on the seventy-fifth day he spotted land and was picked up by fishermen from a Caribbean island sixty miles away from his original destination.B&W illustrations throughout by the author.

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