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Captain Solitude

Captain Solitude

232 pages
Published:   May 21, 2024
Non-Fiction  /  Travel
Paperback:   9781773103303    $22.95

In April of 1895, a Nova Scotian by the name of Joshua Slocum set sail from Boston with the goal of circumnavigating the globe by himself. Three years and 46,000 miles later, he would publish the story of his journey, Sailing Alone Around the World, an instant classic that has since never been out of print. A decade later, in 1909, Slocum set sail for the Amazon and was never seen again.

More than a century later another Nova Scotian adventurer, RC Shaw, leaves his home in Cow Bay on a bicycle bound for Slocum’s childhood home of Brier Island. Travelling down Nova Scotia’s South Shore, Shaw sets off on a journey to chase the ghost of Joshua Slocum, casting aside reason and attempting his own miraculous sea crossing.

Rollicking, refreshing, and undeniably adventurous, Captain Solitude is one man’s story of whimsical spirit-rousing, saltwater transcendence, and the discovery of the hidden layers and characters of Nova Scotia’s coastal crown.
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RC Shaw is a writer and outdoor enthusiast from Cow Bay, Nova Scotia. He holds an MFA in Creative Nonfiction from the University of King’s College. His first book Louisbourg or Bust was a finalist for the Margaret and John Savage First Book Award.