THE PIRATE’S DAUGHTER - American Literature of the Sea and Great Lakes

American Literature of the Sea and Great Lakes

THE PIRATE’S DAUGHTER (1997). This modern epic adventure on the high seas tells the story of protagonist Wilson Lander, a man trapped in a directionless existence. Led by tarot cards to a young woman who is a seasoned sailor, he joins her on the maiden voyage of an experimental, high-tech sailboat. Piracy* and intrigue take Lander to Africa, where he becomes embroiled in slavery, war, and gambling and eventually gains selfawareness.

Author Robert Girardi (1961- ) was born in Virginia, grew up in Athens and Paris, and returned to the United States as a teenager with his family. His inspiration for this, his second novel, is his discovery that piracy still plagues the seas today.

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