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Ferenc Mate is the author of 15 books translated into 12 languages, including New York Times Notable Book A Vineyard in Tuscany and the Dugger/Nello historical sea adventure fiction series. He lives in a 13-century friary with his family tending vines and olives in Tuscany. Visit www.ferencmate.com

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For his fiction debut, nautical and travel author Mate (The Hills of Tuscany) introduces antihero-adventurer, S.V. Dugger, working boat salvage in the Pacific Northwest until he rescues a ketch set loose in a storm, its owner's remains discovered the following morning. Dugger fixes the boat and falls for Kate, the wife of George Hay, an unscrupulous Indian artifacts collector. When Kate heads to the Canadian coast, it is unclear if she goes as a kidnap victim or willingly, but there's no doubt the two Kwakiutl Indians transporting her are bad news. Despite rumors of cannibalism, ghosts and barbaric rites, Dugger pursues them-accompanied by Nello, his half-Kwakiutl half-Italian mate; Charlie, the Chinese cook; and Kate's husband. They navigate dangerous waters, murderous enemies and Kwakiutl settlements, only to discover Charlie, a girl in boy's clothing, is not the only one on board who is not who she appears to be. Mate excels at descriptions of boats and coastal geography, enthralling with unlikely subjects like polishing wood, conveying a cargo of illegal immigrants and steering through fog. His evocations of Kwakiutl rituals are richly sensory, but strain credulity. His dialogue captures nautical camaraderie, but his secondary characters teeter on stereotype. And Kate proves so open to new experiences that Dugger might be better off losing her and keeping the boat. (May) Copyright 2006 Reed Business Information.

"A great read; not only a gripping story but also one of the most dramatic and detailed sailing adventures of all time." -- Walter Cronkite "An hypnotic tale written by a master mariner and story teller...Sure to be a treasured classic." -- Pacific Yachting Magazine "What a novel! I loved it from the first pages...a novel of substance and a page-turner." -- Elaine Lembo, editor, Cruising World Magazine

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