Author: George PhilliposPublisher: RupaYear: 2005Language: EnglishPages: 276ISBN/UPC (if available): 8129105500
The Men Inside: Chronicles of a Modern Mariner is a brilliant collection of short stories woven out of the author’s association with the seas as a marine engineer. Exquisitely narrated, the author is able to transport the reader into the deep seas with his characters. Through the tapestry of his narration, Phillipos is able to delineate the stories of ordinary human beings and their ordinary human emotions on one had, while on the other he dabbles with the realm of the unreal/paranormal. Anecdotal and churned out of his personal memory, this collection is simply unputdownable.
ACKNOWLEDGMENTSPROLOGUETHE MEN INSIDEThe Distant DadThe Captain’s WifeThe Melbourne MishapThe OrinocoStomme Kluitzak (The Dud)Just Ten Feet MoreThe Chief Officer and His CadetsThe Coffee Shop in KoreaThe Radio OfficerHenry McMillan’s Suez CrossingThe Chief Engineer’s TaleThe LaughThe EccentricThe JevelinAlways a Firs Time for EverythingEngineers and ShipmatesThe Bay of Biscay IncidentThe Chief Engineer’s Final Voyage-Episode IThe Chief Engineer’s Final Voyage-Episode IIThe Chief Engineer’s Final Voyage-Episode III