“Completely convincing . . . succeeds absolutely. Galbraith’s powers of description are immense . . . vivid enough to make the reader’s body ache . . . . We are dealing with a very accomplished writer.”Geoff Nicholson, The New York Times Book Review
The Rising Sun
978-0-8021-3864-4 • $13.00 • Paperback • Jan. 2002
A pitch-perfect story of the adventures and betrayals of men under duress in a strange, exotic land, The Rising Sun establishes Douglas Galbraith as a writer of uncommon resonance and skill. In 1698, five vessels from Scotland embarks on a perilous voyage, intending to found a colony on the northern coast of Panama. The Rising Sun is the story of this mission and its tragic outcome, as recorded by one young ship worker, Roderick Mackenzie. Mackenzie is quickly caught up in the intrigues of his fellow colonistsrivalries that will prove overwhelming as nationalist optimism gives way to the brutal realities of their hardscrabble life of rain, mud, and disease.