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READ ↠ The Plover ☆ A compelling marvelous novel by the acclaimed author of Mink River Declan O Donnell has left Oregon aboard his boat the Plover to escape the life that’s so troubled him on land He sets course west into the Pacific in search of solitude Instead he finds a crew each in search of something themselves and what at first seems a lonely sea voyaA compelling marvelous novel by the acclaimed author of Mink River Declan O Donnell has left Oregon aboard his boat the Plover to escape the life. A magical wonderful sea adventure coming of middle age fantasy exploration ode to the watery world hard to describe but must read I now know I must get to my copy of Mink River and the Brian Doyle back catalogue This was not even on my agenda to read until I happened to see it on the new release table at the library and read a few paragraphs I was caughtThere is science environmental science consider for a moment that the longest chain of mountains and volcanoes and hills and guyots and cliffs and sheering walls on the face of the earth is invisible to the eye unless you are plunged into the blue realm of Pacifica which houses the Emperor Seamounts which stretch nearly four thousand miles across the wild ocean like the longest grin there is; and consider further that only the very tail of this endless ridge this vast vaulting peers above the surface and it is christened Hawaii p 18One Declan O'Donnell has taken to sea aboard his ship The Plover sailing west out of Oregon with no port in mind and no companion save a gull who seems to be flying along There are adventures to come places to see perhaps people to meet but I'm not going to say because I don't want to spoil the magic of those moments They are meant to be encountered as you read not from reviews But the past is probably OK And thinking of Christmas Declan suddenly got a wash of old old memory from when he was maybe ten years old and his sister Grace was maybe eight and the boys were little crawlers this was before their mom left dragging her suitcase down the driveway and never came back before the old man froze up inside totally and hated everyone and everything and he was sitting by the fireNo tree no presents no special dinner but no punching or screaming or cursing either; and everyone together Best Christmas ever pp60 61And ocean beauty Another time flying fish flew over the boat east to west in such numbers that it seemed the Plover was covered with a silver sheen silver snow a living shroud a moist blanket a shivering roof Another time the sky was so stuffed with stars and so many of them shooting stars that you would swear the stars were plummeting into the sea faster than the sea could drink them p 149And one last uote that made me smile and made me happy for my dreams Certainly so certainly so says the minister But if we do not dream then I think perhaps we are misusing our heads They are not put on our shoulders only to be farms for hair p 259I'll leave it to you to find out who the minister is and what his dreams are Very highly recommended

The PloverA compelling marvelous novel by the acclaimed author of Mink River Declan O Donnell has left Oregon aboard his boat the Plover to escape the life. A magical wonderful sea adventure coming of middle age fantasy exploration ode to the watery world hard to describe but must read I now know I must get to my copy of Mink River and the Brian Doyle back catalogue This was not even on my agenda to read until I happened to see it on the new release table at the library and read a few paragraphs I was caughtThere is science environmental science consider for a moment that the longest chain of mountains and volcanoes and hills and guyots and cliffs and sheering walls on the face of the earth is invisible to the eye unless you are plunged into the blue realm of Pacifica which houses the Emperor Seamounts which stretch nearly four thousand miles across the wild ocean like the longest grin there is; and consider further that only the very tail of this endless ridge this vast vaulting peers above the surface and it is christened Hawaii p 18One Declan O'Donnell has taken to sea aboard his ship The Plover sailing west out of Oregon with no port in mind and no companion save a gull who seems to be flying along There are adventures to come places to see perhaps people to meet but I'm not going to say because I don't want to spoil the magic of those moments They are meant to be encountered as you read not from reviews But the past is probably OK And thinking of Christmas Declan suddenly got a wash of old old memory from when he was maybe ten years old and his sister Grace was maybe eight and the boys were little crawlers this was before their mom left dragging her suitcase down the driveway and never came back before the old man froze up inside totally and hated everyone and everything and he was sitting by the fireNo tree no presents no special dinner but no punching or screaming or cursing either; and everyone together Best Christmas ever pp60 61And ocean beauty Another time flying fish flew over the boat east to west in such numbers that it seemed the Plover was covered with a silver sheen silver snow a living shroud a moist blanket a shivering roof Another time the sky was so stuffed with stars and so many of them shooting stars that you would swear the stars were plummeting into the sea faster than the sea could drink them p 149And one last uote that made me smile and made me happy for my dreams Certainly so certainly so says the minister But if we do not dream then I think perhaps we are misusing our heads They are not put on our shoulders only to be farms for hair p 259I'll leave it to you to find out who the minister is and what his dreams are Very highly recommended

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The Plover ✓ Themselves and what at first seems a lonely sea voyage becomes a rapturous heartfelt celebration of life’s surprising paths planned and unplann. Declan O Donnell seeks solitude and anonymity and so sets sail alone from Defoe Bay Oregon into the vast Pacific Ocean in a tiny boat called The Plover with no agenda except not sinking and no destination except west and then west A set of Edmund Burke’s speeches is his only reading material and oh how perfectly Burke’s words are uoted here Of course Declan’s simple plan goes awry and suddenly the most unconventional characters ever begin to inhabit his solitary worldDeclan is first introduced to readers in Doyle’s debut novel ‘Mink River’ a 5 star read for me and it would be helpful to understand the circumstances that drive him toward this journey but ‘The Plover’ works fine as a stand alone I loved Declan and his ocean and his boat and his refugees I chuckled and worried and cheered and reflected for 300 beautiful pages This is a book that should not be rushed it ebbs and flows and dips and swells just like the Pacific Ocean and you have to slow down in order to appreciate fully the meditative prose the rich descriptions of animals and environment and the magical realism here What a tremendous loss to the world of words that Brian Doyle passed away last year at age 60 He was an incredibly gifted writer and an author I highly recommend to all 45 stars and one small sample of the thought provoking writing you can expect in this novel “Can a man who has often and pointedly claimed independence from all constraint and relationship continue on such a course for his entire lifetime without finally arriving not at a welcome solitude but at a fearsome loneliness and desiccation of the soul” Declan O Donnell musing aboard The Plover CHARACTERS ✓ NATURAL-TREATMENT.CO.UK ✓ Brian Doyle

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Brian Doyle ✓ 1 READ That’s so troubled him on land He sets course west into the Pacific in search of solitude Instead he finds a crew each in search of something. The Plover is not exactly a seuel to Mink River of a companion piece but fans of the latter will be thrilled to find out what happened to one of the most beloved characters After sailing his little boat off the final pages of Mink River the story of Declan O'Donnell continues in The Plover Declan is a man of serious solitude and he is pleased to be starting a journey of peace and uiet But there is no uiet in Brian Doyle's head it is full of magic mutterings and musings and once these things are in motion there is no stopping them Before Declan knows what has hit him he has a boat full of bodies both human and otherwise along for the ride; “ranging in size from enormous to an infinitesimal acorn barnacle just born as this sentence began and no bigger than the period which is about to arrive here” No there will be no solitude for Declan and how lucky for us The Plover is a rambling charming sea voyage full of thrills danger and narrow escapes It’s also an excellent observation on the nature of things unseen on what may be on ideas on imaginings aspirations and dreams There is so much substance underneath Doyle’s dazzling rich language I just wanted to read each sentence over and over until every whisper of nuance was absorbed recognized and experienced Reading Doyle's writing is an enchanting discovery of how shattering and awe inspiring language can be and his literary contortions are both improbable and captivating at the same time Remember the first book you loved as a child Remember how you wished so hard you lived in that book That feeling is Doyle's normal and we should all be so lucky to live in his world