The Watch That Ends the Night: Voices from the Titanic

The Watch That Ends the Night: Voices from the Titanic

by Allan Wolf

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Overview

"A lyrical, monumental work of fact and imagination." — Kirkus Reviews (starred review)

Arrogance and innocence, hubris and hope — twenty-four haunting voices of the Titanic tragedy, as well as the iceberg itself, are evoked in a stunning tour de force. Slipping in telegraphs, undertaker’s reports, and other records, poet Allan Wolf offers a breathtaking, intimate glimpse at the lives behind the tragedy, told with clear-eyed compassion and astounding emotional power.

Product Details

ISBN-13: 9780763663315
Publisher: Candlewick Press
Publication date: 03/26/2013
Edition description: Reprint
Pages: 480
Sales rank: 164,433
Product dimensions: 6.40(w) x 8.90(h) x 1.40(d)
Lexile: 750L (what's this?)
Age Range: 14 - 17 Years

About the Author

Allan Wolf, an expert poet and storyteller, is the author of the award-winning New Found Land: Lewis and Clark’s Voyage of Discovery and the YA novel Zane’s Trace. He lives in Asheville, North Carolina.

What People are Saying About This

From the Publisher

A masterpiece. Wolf leaves no emotion unplumbed, no area of research uninvestigated, and his voices are so authentic they hurt. Everyone should read it.
—Booklist

Wolf constructs a richly textured novel in verse that recreates the Titanic's ill-fated journey, predominantly through the voices of her passengers... Wolf's carefully crafted characters evolve as the voyage slides to its icy conclusion; readers may be surprised by the potency of the final impact.
—Publishers Weekly

Twenty-four voices-of passengers, rats and even the iceberg-evoke the human tragedy of the ill-fated voyage. Wolf brings the history and, more importantly, the human scale of the event to life by giving voice to the players themselves . . . A lyrical, monumental work of fact and imagination that reads like an oral history revved up by the drama of the event.
—Kirkus Reviews

Wolf's novel in verse gives voice, through first-person accounts, to a cross section of passengers and crew on the Titanic: how they boarded, why they're there, and how they face the disaster. . . . The themes of natural disaster, technology, social class, survival, and death all play out here.
—The Horn Book

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