The Solitude of Thomas Cave
Publisher: Blackstone Audiobooks
Date: October 2007
Duration: 5 hours 46 minutes
In 1616, an English whaling ship heads for home, leaving behind the quiet, headstrong Thomas Cave, who has bet the rest of the crew that he can spend a winter on this Arctic island-alone. But nothing so threatens the sailor as his own mind, haunted by the remembrances of another life and a lost love.
"[A] shimmering novel....Harding probes Cave's solitude and his responses to a landscape that, in a heartbeat, can be unrelentingly bleak or dazzling. It's a simple story of spiritual purification, and it is handled beautifully throughout."-Publishers Weekly (Starred review)