Hemingway’s Boat: Everything He Loved in Life, and Lost, 1934-1961
Biography covering Hemingway’s middle and final years using unconventional methods (e.g. occasional first-person narration by the biographer and structure based on the author’s frequent returns to his beloved boat Pilar) and resources (e.g. testimony of little-known acquaintances) to craft a new portrait hailed by critics as both sympathetic and devastating. Addresses events not well-covered by other biographers, such as Hemingway’s relationship with his mentally ill son Gregory.