A dark, thought-provoking adventure that "artfully evokes the blood-soaked reality of 17th-century pirates" (Entertainment Weekly).
This "wryly humorous, satiric, and often macabre novel" (Library Journal) follows Jean Smeeks, a Flemish thirteen-year-old who signs up as an indentured servant with the French West Indies Company, but instead winds up a slave on the notorious island of Tortuga. Over time, he learns the arts of herbal medicine and surgerya skill that allows him to join a band of Caribbean pirates. Contrasting Jean's romantic pull toward the "Brethren of the Coast"an all-male society pursuing socialist, anti-colonialist idealswith the brutal reality of their lawless existence, They're Cows, We're Pigs is a "unique and memorable" novel whose "pirate world leaves you as a good book should: thinking" (The Boston Herald).
Generi Gialli Noir e Avventura » Legal thriller e thriller politico » Romanzi storici , Romanzi e Letterature » Legal, Thriller e Spionaggio » Narrativa d'ambientazione storica » Romanzi contemporanei
Editore Grove Atlantic
Formato Ebook con Adobe DRM
EAN-13 9781555846039 9781555846039