Sean Bulger is a 16-year-old alcoholic from Newfoundland. His life revolves around avoiding his abusive stepfather and sneaking booze wherever and whenever he can. One of his party crashes goes wrong when a group of fellow teens dare him to check out a condemned Russian cruise ship.
Stone drunk and obsessed with the promise of more alcohol, Sean scrambles aboard the ship, and blacks out when the boat is towed from harbour–and soon he’s adrift in a ruined ship, looking for fresh water, food, navigational tools, or anything that will help him survive.
When rescue finally comes, it’s not who he expected, and Sean gets a first-hand look into the shady worlds of ship-breaking and piracy.
A YA adventure for ages 11 and up, Bill Bunn’s latest book will grab your attention and make you feel the waves and the cold sea spray of the North Atlantic.
A professor of English at Mount Royal University, Bill Bunn is the author of four previous books: a YA historical adventure, Kill Shot (Bitingduck Press, 2015); the teen magical adventure Duck Boy (Bitingduck Press, 2012); Hymns of Home, a collection of essays on family, technology, and the environment that reached Calgary’s bestseller list twice in Summer 2013 (Bitingduck Press, 2013); and an illustrated children’s book, Canoë Lune (Le Canotier, 2001). He is active in the Young Alberta Book Society.