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Alone: The True Story of the Man Who Fought the Sharks, Waves, and Weather of the Pacific and Won
By Paul Theroux (introduced by), Paul Theroux (trans) and Gerard D'Aboville
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Publisher Arcade Pub
Publication date September 1, 2011
Pages 167
Binding Paperback
Book category Adult Non-Fiction
ISBN-13 9781611451122
ISBN-10 1611451124
Dimensions 0.50 by 5.25 by 8.50 in.
Weight 0.62 lbs.
Original list price $12.95
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This is the incredible true story of one man’s heroic battle against impossible odds, a tale of pain and anguish, bravery and utter solitude, a tale that ends in a victory not only over the implacable ocean but over himself as well.

At the age of forty-five, Gerard d’Aboville set out to row across the Pacific Ocean from Japan to the United States. Taking his rowboat the Sector, which had a living compartment thirty-one inches high, containing a bunk, one-burner stove, and a ham radio, d’Aboville made his way across an ocean 6,200 miles wide. Though he rowed twelve hours a day, battled cyclones and headwinds that kept him in one place for days at a time, was capsized dozens of times forty-foot waves that hit him like cannonballs, he never quit; even when he was trapped upside down inside his cabin for almost two hours while nearly depleting his oxygen trying to right the boat.

One hundred and thirty-four days after his departure, d’Aboville arrived in the little fishing village of Ilwaco, Washington, leaving his body bruised and battered, and weighing thirty-seven pounds less. This is his story.



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9781611451122 | details & prices | 167 pages | 5.25 × 8.50 × 0.50 in. | 0.62 lbs | List price $12.95
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