Thriller set around the mouth of the Saint Lawrence river – QUEBEC
Genre(s): Historical, Fiction
Era(s): 19th Century
A young ship’s doctor from 19th Century Boston sees violence erupt on a ship stalled on an eerily calm ocean. Later, when he works in the humane but eccentric Charlestown Asylum with its curious cast of characters, the perpetrator appears – starving and deranged – as a patient. William Borden was the hero of the Providence, rowing a boat of men across the Pacific to safety after a mutiny. But how did those men really survive, and what has it cost Borden? Dense and delicious, this is a gothic-tinged historical novel by an absolutely masterful writer.
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