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Silver : my own tale as written by me with a goodly amount of murder
Edward Chupack
Adult Fiction CHUPACK

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At the start of Chupack's swashbuckling debut, Long John Silver, yes, that Long John Silver, faces hanging back in England after a life of piracy on the seven seas. But before he swings, the aging, fever-ridden pirate is determined to tell his fabulous story, so settle back, me hearties, it's one hell of a tale. Silver has a dual motive: not only does he wish to torment his captor, who has taken him prisoner aboard his own ship, but he also hopes to secure his release by promising to reveal the whereabouts of his fabled treasure. Some of the old Treasure Island gang-Ben Gunn, Pew, Jim Hawkins-return, but this is no retelling of the original. Chupack is particularly good at pirate dialogue (Silver says of the killing of his mate, Smollet: "he made an excellent corpse on account that you puddened him to the plansheers, so when the wind blowed aft to lee, he bade a farewell to the world"). Murder, a map, ciphers and codes, and even a bit of romance figure in Silver's riveting narrative as well. (Feb.) (c) Copyright PWxyz, LLC. All rights reserved

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Spent his life as a pirate; sentenced to hang; suffers from a fever; determined to tell his life story before he dies; torments his captors who have taken him prisoner aboard his own ship; hopes to gain his freedom by promising to reveal the location of his hidden treasure.

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