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The Braver Thing

The last pirate ship is preparing to set sail...

1721. The sun is setting on the Golden Age of Piracy, with the most notorious pirates either dead or on the run. But Jimmy Kavanagh, who sailed with Blackbeard, decides to pull together a Company of Fortune for one last Adventuring Cruise on the Saoirse to set them all up for life...

They enjoy early success against targets grown soft in this dawning age of civilisation. But Kavanagh soon sickens, unleashing a drastic power struggle among the crew.

As they go from hunters to hunted, the pirates descend into mutiny, show trials, murder and tyranny as they flee from their pursuers and struggle against the seas.

Full of epic naval battles and storms, Jackman's swashbuckling pirate voyage is an unforgettable story of piracy on the high seas; Treasure Island meets Lord of the Flies. From the acclaimed author of The Winter Family.

Praise for The Braver Thing

'Swashbuckling adventure ahoy! Treasure Island meets Lord of the Flies in this seafaring story of pirates, plundered loot and mutiny that is both a high-stakes story of piracy’s golden age and a political allegory for our times' Globe and Mail

'Five years after his acclaimed debut, The Winter Family, the Giller Prize-listed and Governor General Literary Award finalist is back with another bloody adventure of historical fiction that rings true to his masterful meditation on human nature, fractured societies and crumbling leadership' Guelph Today

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ISBN: 9781800324725

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