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Articles tagged "Coasts"

Captain of the Sleepers by Mayra Montero

In chapters that alternate between past and present, this slip of a novel recounts the pain of a child witnessing his parents' infidelities. J.T. Bunker is the "Captain of the Sleepers," a small-time pilot who falls in love with the narrator's mother and begins transporting cadavers, or "sleepers" as the narrator calls them, from mainland Puerto Rico to Vieques-they want to be buried at home--as a reason to see her. The tale unfolds in a series of monologues by the sixty-year-old...

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