Hemingway's classic novel about smuggling, intrigue and love.
'I don't know who made the laws, but I know there ain't no law that you got to go hungry'. Harry Morgan was hard, classic Hemingway hero. He had to be hard, rum-running, gun-running and man-running from Cuba to the Florida Keys in the Depression. He ran risks, too, from stay coastguard bullets and sudden doublecrosses. But it was the only way he could keep his boat, keep his independence, and keep his belly full. . . . 'Absorbing and moving. It opens with a fusillade of bullets, reaches its climax with another, and sustains a high pitch of excitement throughout' Times Literary Supplement.
“Its tragic scenes are rendered with an economy of words and a power that might well be the despair of a lesser writer”
“This active, passionate life on the verge of the tropics is perfect material for the Hemingway style, and the reader carries away from the book a sense of freshness and exhilaration; trade winds, southern cities and warm seas all admirably described by the instrument of precision with which he writes”
“Absorbing and moving. It opens with a fusillade of bullets, reaches its climax with another, and sustains a high pitch of excitement throughout”
Times Literary Supplement