Following "Rites of Passage", this is second of Golding's "Sea Trilogy". Half-way to Australia in a wilderness of heat, stillness and sea mists, a ball is held on a becalmed ship. In this surreal atmosphere the passengers dance and flirt, while beneath them thickets of weed spread over the hull.
Author: William Golding
Title: Close Quarters
Series: To the Ends of the Earth
First Published by: Farrar Straus & Giroux