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The Plover

A Novel

Doyle, Brian

(Book - 2014)
Average Rating: 3.5 stars out of 5.
The Plover
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"A compelling, marvelous novel by the acclaimed author of Mink River Declan O Donnell has left Oregon aboard his boat, the Plover, to escape the life that's so troubled him on land. He sets course west into the Pacific in search of solitude. Instead, he finds a crew, each in search of something themselves, and what at first seems a lonely sea voyage becomes a rapturous, heartfelt celebration of life's surprising paths, planned and unplanned"-- Provided by publisher.
Publisher: New York :, Thomas Dunne Books/St. Martin's Press,, 2014
Edition: First Edition
ISBN: 1250034779
9781250034779
9781250034786
Branch Call Number: FICTION DOYLE 2014
Characteristics: 311 pages :,illustrations, map, music ;,22 cm

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Declan O Donnell has sailed out of Oregon into the wild, vast ocean, having had just about enough of other people and their problems. From now one he will be his own country, lover, friend.
However, he soon finds that is not as possible as he had hoped.

Declan, who first appears in Doyle's Mink River, goes to sea hoping to escape the demands of others and ends up taking on passenger after passenger.
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Declan, who first appears in Doyle's Mink River, goes to sea hoping to escape the demands of others and ends up taking on passenger after passenger.

Comment by: multcolib_alisonk May 29, 2014

The Plover is the story of Declan, who means to flee society and sail around the world with only his own self and his beloved author, Edmund Burke, for company. Starting with a persistent gull (yes, another sentient bird!) he is obliged to take on passenger after passenger and has to adjust bot... Read More »


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May 29, 2014
  • multcolib_alisonk rated this: 5 stars out of 5.

The Plover is the story of Declan, who means to flee society and sail around the world with only his own self and his beloved author, Edmund Burke, for company. Starting with a persistent gull (yes, another sentient bird!) he is obliged to take on passenger after passenger and has to adjust both his physical and mental space to make room for each one. From a father and his injured daughter to a larger-than-life woman and a singing ship hand, each subsequent passenger challenges Declan's introspective life. Though the humans on the journey are tormented, I always felt the writer's kindness -- he treats both his characters and the reader with compassion.

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