The Lost Sailors

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The Lost Sailors

By Jean-Claude Izzo; Howard Curtis (Translator)

Europa Editions, Paperback, 9781933372358, 262pp.

Publication Date: September 1, 2007

"Izzo digs deep into what makes men weep."-Time Out New York

In this moving investigation into the human comedy, the men aboard an impounded freighter in the port of Marseilles are divided: Wait for the money owed them, or accept their fate and abandon ship? Captain Abdul Aziz is determined to save his charge and do the right thing by his men. In these close quarters charged with physical and emotional tension, each life begins to resemble a chapter in the complex, colorful, and tragic story of the Mediterranean Sea itself-rich with romance, legend, passion, and drama.

About the Author
Jean-Claude Izzo achieved immediate success with his Marseilles Trilogy ("Total Chaos," " Chourmo," "Solea"). His novel "A Sun for the Dying" and a collection of short stories also enjoyed great critical and popular acclaim. Izzo died in 2000 at the age of fifty-five.