Wind from the Hospitable Sea
by Witold Makowiecki (author) and Tom Pinch (author, translator)
In extraordinary times, twelve-year-old boys must act like men.
Greece 562 BC. For insolvent debtors, the price of bankruptcy is slavery. When his mother and siblings are seized for unpaid debts, little Diossos must run to fetch help. He must cross mountains, forests, and stormy seas, brave wild animals, slave-catchers, pirates, and police. He has a month to achieve his quest, only days to grow up.
The Heroes of Out of the Lion’s Maw return for an encore in this stand-alone classic tale of high adventure, full of white-knuckle twists and turns, cliffhangers and last-minute escapes, engaging characters, and sparkling humor.
Continuously in print since 1946 across Eastern Europe, the book has been compared for its tempo and style to Treasure Island and The Three Musketeers.
Come, experience what has delighted millions of readers for three generations.
Witold Makowiecki (1903-1946) was a Polish agricultural engineer. Under German occupation during World War II, he took up writing to entertain his family and friends. He is the author of popular adventure novels set in the ancient Mediterranean. Each book is a stand-alone volume, but the appearance of several characters connects them all. His books were published only after his death, but due to their superior literary quality, fast action and delightful humor, they have remained in print since their original publication in 1946, in Polish and several foreign languages.
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