The Port of Missing Men
A sixteen-year-old Olympic diver plays pied piper to a parade of outcasts following the 1936 Games in Berlin. Aboard the luxury liner Normandie about to disappear forever in the conflagration of World War II, the young athlete’s mother meets the mysterious Rexhault, who will build her a replica of the Normandie at the port city on a Caribbean island. Like the classic Ship of Fools, The Port of Missing Men is both a refuge and a portent, a last harbor in a world about to go mad. And it bears the stamp of its author: an irreverent, funny and deeply moral tale.
“Delightfully unexpected and offbeat. Like the Wild Mouse at an amusement park you never know what twists or turns it will take."
–Fannie Flagg, The New York Times Book Review