Williwaw by Gore Vidal

This novel is a gripping maritime adventure set in the treacherous waters of the Alaskan coastline during World War II. It follows the story of two young brothers who are left in charge of a Navy patrol boat while their commander is away. As they navigate the challenges of leadership and survival against the backdrop of the williwaw—a sudden and violent storm common in the region—their resilience, ingenuity, and bonds are tested. The narrative combines elements of suspense, natural danger, and the complexities of growing up under extraordinary circumstances, marking an impressive debut from its author.

The 4169th greatest book of all time


Published
1946
Nationality
American
Type
Fiction
Pages
null
Words
Unknown
Original Language
English

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