The Girl of the Sea of Cortez: A Novel

The Girl of the Sea of Cortez: A Novel

Peter Benchley


Peter Benchley’s fascination with the ocean and its fantastic population encouraged such vintage novels as Jaws and The Deep, making him the preeminent writer of ocean event and suspense. The Girl of the ocean of Cortez was once his such a lot heartfelt, adored tale of the connection among guy and the ocean, either those who reside in it and people who love it. 
 
On an island within the Gulf of California, an intrepid younger lady named Paloma includes a distinct legacy from her father—a deep figuring out of the ocean and a 6th feel concerning the have to safeguard it.
 
on a daily basis, Paloma paddles her tiny boat into the sea and anchors over a seamount—a submerged volcanic top sixty ft underwater that's clustered with dazzling sea animals and a wondrous net of marine life.
 
it truly is there that an miraculous occasion happens, while on one in every of her dives Paloma is shadowed by way of a manta ray—an animal so huge it blocks the sunlight. She develops a unprecedented dating with this luminous, mild creature, yet instinctively is familiar with its lifestyles is a mystery she needs to fiercely shield.
 
Benchley’s novel paints a poignant photo of humanity’s precarious courting with the sea, which unfolds along a heartrending tale of familial bonds, usually revealing that the lack of expertise of guy is much extra harmful than the ocean. packed with attractiveness, hazard, and event, The lady of the ocean of Cortez is triumphant—a novel to fall in love with.
 
Praise for The woman of the ocean of Cortez
 
“It’s challenging to not examine Benchley’s story . . . with Hemingway’s vintage The previous guy and the Sea.”—The Christian technological know-how Monitor
 
“Charming.”—The ny instances publication Review
 
“For a sizzling summer’s day, The woman of the ocean of Cortez is the subsequent smartest thing to searching through a transparent face masks into blue water swimming with fish.”—United Press foreign

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