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''described by the author as ''a female Lord of the Flies'', this book is every bit as chilling and brutal as Golding's. It is around 1919 and Charlotte, a young widow, takes on the job of tutoring the daughters of British subjects in Burma. She enters into a passionate affair with John Dollar, captain of a small ship. Soon a foreshadowing of the savagery to come occurs on an apparently genteel picnic when the migration of sea turtles to lay their eggs on the beach becomes a blood bath. In very quick order a tidal wave strikes, the young girls are left to survive on their own with a paralyzed John Dollar, and a group with no code of behavior or morals drifts into shocking cannibalism. The last 20 pages of the book are spine tingling''.
Title: John Dollar: A Novel..
Edition: First edition (& 1st printing).
Publisher: Harper & Row: NY.: 1989.
ISBN Number: 0060160705
ISBN Number 13: 9780060160708
Book Condition: Fine copy in a fine dustjacket (as new).
Item: 1.00 Item
Seller ID: 08397