The Voyage

The Voyage

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Random House, Inc.
On a June morning in the century's infancy, Cyrus Braithwaite -- without explanation -- orders his three teenage sons to sail from their Maine home and not return until September. The three boys and a friend board the Braithwaites' forty-six-foot schooner and begin a perilous journey down the East Coast, bound for the Florida Keys. A storm abruptly ends their passage, leaving them stranded in Cuba, but when they telegraph their father for help, he does not respond. After their ordeal is over, no one in the family ever again mentions the voyage.

Now, almost a century later, Cyrus's great-granddaughter Sybil is determined to know the hidden heart of the story: Why did Cyrus send his sons to sea? Why was their mother in a Boston hospital? What role was played in the drama by Lockwood Braithwaite, the enigmatic child of Cyrus's first marriage? Sybil's discoveries will change the way she thinks about herself, her family, and the America whose ideals the Braithwaites once embodied.

The author of A Rumor of War -- acclaimed as one of the great books about Vietnam -- here gives us a rich and gripping tale of adventure, courage, and the persisting effects of long-held secrets. The Voyage is a powerful novel about a family whose ways and deeds were once a template for the nation.

Baker & Taylor
At the turn of the century, three teenage boys leave their Maine home at the orders of their father, Cyrus Braithwaite, and embark on the voyage of a lifetime down the Atlantic coast, an adventure that years later reveals remarkable truths about the Braithwaite family to Cyrus' great-granddaughter

Blackwell North Amer
On a June morning in the century's infancy - Cyrus Braithwaite - without explanation - orders his three teenage sons to sail from their Maine home and not return until September. The three boys and a friend board the Braithwaites' forty-six-foot schooner and begin a perilous journey down the East Coast, bound for the Florida Keys. A storm abruptly ends their passage, leaving them stranded in Cuba, but when they telegraph their father for help, he does not respond. After their ordeal is over, no one in the family ever again mentions the voyage.
Now, almost a century later, Cyrus's great-granddaughter Sybil is determined to know the hidden heart of the story: Why did Cyrus send his sons to sea? Why was their mother in a Boston hospital? What role was played in the drama by Lockwood Braithwaite, the enigmatic child of Cyrus's first marriage? Sybil's discoveries will change the way she thinks about herself, her family, and the America whose ideals the Braithwaites once embodied.

Baker
& Taylor

At the turn of the century, three teenage boys leave their Maine home at the orders of their father, Cyrus Braithwaite, and embark on the voyage of a lifetime down the Atlantic coast, an adventure that years later reveals remarkable truths about the Braithwaite family to Cyrus's great-granddaughter. 40,000 first printing.

Publisher: New York : Alfred A. Knopf, 1999
Edition: First edition
ISBN: 9780679450399
0679450394
Branch Call Number: FICTION CAPUT...P
Characteristics: 415 pages ; cm

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