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The Able-Bodied Seaman By Alan Bowne,

  • Title: The Able-Bodied Seaman
  • Author: Alan Bowne
  • ISBN: 9780881457100
  • Page: 353
  • Format: Paperback
  • From the author of BEIRUT, a ROMEO AND JULIET of the boroughs, the story of a white, working class family that resonates to this day Home comes the sailor, home from the sea, which in Alan Bowne s ABLE BODIED SEAMAN means a hard drinking lout of a swabby named Roy, showing up unannounced one summer morning at his walk up in Corona, Queens, and shouting abuse at anyone wFrom the author of BEIRUT, a ROMEO AND JULIET of the boroughs, the story of a white, working class family that resonates to this day Home comes the sailor, home from the sea, which in Alan Bowne s ABLE BODIED SEAMAN means a hard drinking lout of a swabby named Roy, showing up unannounced one summer morning at his walk up in Corona, Queens, and shouting abuse at anyone within earshot Roy is the kind of guy who may put on a dirty shirt for a visiting lawyer, but he won t go so far as to button it He starts his day drinking Scotch, and sees no reason to switch to anything else, like food His idea of conversation is to yell at Rita, his neighbor and sometime lover, or Manfred, a pet shop owner and his best friend on land But it is Roy s sixteen year old daughter, Fay, who gets the brunt of his rage During Roy s latest six month trip to sea, Fay has started an affair with a local loser named Bogart, whose ambition in life is to become a car thief But Roy has a plan to put everything right and regain his daughter s alienated affection Wilborn Hampton, The New York Times
    The Able Bodied Seaman From the author of BEIRUT a ROMEO AND JULIET of the boroughs the story of a white working class family that resonates to this day Home comes the sailor home from the sea which in Alan Bowne s ABL

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