The Desert and the Sea: 977 Days Captive on the Somali Pirate Coast

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Book Information

• Author :
Michael Scott Moore
• Pages :
464 sheets
• File Size :
1564 KB
• ASIN :B01N0SGUQC
• Release :
July 24, 2018
• Publisher :
Harper Wave

⊕ Plot Summary : “Michael Scott Moore, a journalist and also the author of Sweetness and Blood, incorporates personal narrative and rigorous fact-finding journalism during this profound and revelatory memoir of his three-year captivity by Somali pirates—a gripping,thoughtful, and showing emotion resonant exploration of policy, non secular political theory, and also the prices of survival.

In Gregorian calendar month 2012, having coated a Somali pirate trial in city for spiegeleisen on-line International—and funded by a grant from the publisher Center on Crisis Reporting—Michael Scott Moore traveled to the Horn of continent to put in writing regarding piracy and ways in which to finish it. in an exceedingly terrible twist of fate, Moore himself was seize and later command captive by Somali pirates. Subjected to conditions that reach the strongest spirits—physical injury, starvation, isolation, terror—Moore’s survival could be a testament to his unsubduable strength of mind. In September 2014, once 977 days, he walked free once his ransom was place along by the assistance of many U.S.A. and German establishments, friends, colleagues, and his strong-minded mother.

Yet Moore’s own struggle is barely a part of the story: The Desert and also the ocean falls at the intersection of reporting, memoir, and history. Caught between Muslim pirates, the looming threat of Al-Shabaab, and also the rise of ISIS, Moore observes the worlds that enclosed him—the economic science and history of piracy; the consequences of post-colonialism; the politics of captive negotiation and ransom; whereas additionally invocation the assorted faces of Islam—and places his ordeal within the context of the larger political and historical problems.

A sort of Catch-22 meets Black Hawk Down, The Desert and also the ocean is written with dark humor, candor, and a journalist’s clinical distance and eye for detail. Moore offers associate degree intimate and otherwise inaccessible read of life as we tend to cannot fathom it, bright weaving his own expertise as a captive with the social, economic, religious, and political factors making it. The Desert and also the ocean is wildly compelling associate degreed a book which will take its place next to titles like Den of Lions and Even Silence Has an finish.”


⊗ Author Profile

“Michael Scott Moore may be a literary journalist and author, author of a comic book novel regarding L.A., “Too abundant of Nothing,” also as a travel book regarding aquatics, “Sweetness and Blood,” that was named a best book of 2010 by The economic expert and Popmatters. He was seize in 2012 on a reportage trip to Somalia and control captive for 2 and a 0.5 years.

His book regarding the ordeal, “The Desert and therefore the ocean,” is due out from harpist Wave in mid-2018. He’s coated the ecu migration crisis for Businessweek, and politics, travel, and literature for The Atlantic, Der spiegeleisen, The New Republic, The the big apple Times, and The L.A. Review of Books.”


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