In Robert Stone's Outerbridge Reach, Owen Browne is lost at sea. It's both a metaphor and the reality of his predicament. Browne is a Naval Academy grad and Vietnam vet who makes his living selling sailboats to yuppies. Taking place in the 80's, Outerbridge Reach explores one man's existential crisis through his relationships with colleagues, his family, and ultimately, with his own mind as he undertakes a solo, round-the-world sailboat race. Browne is no more prepared for sailing the ocean than he is for dealing with what has become of his life.
Leatherby Libraries Call Number: PS 3569 .T6418 O94 1992 , 2nd Floor, Humanities
Review submitted by Doug Dechow, Leatherby Libraries