Cork Boat

Cork Boat

Audiobook CD - 2004
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"In this true story, the improbable ascends to the fantastical. In 1999, disillusioned Washington, DC, speechwriter John Pollack abandons the cynicism of the capital city to pursue his lifelong dream of building a boat out of wine corks. In this disarmingly witty tale, Pollack overcomes one obstacle after another, augmenting his own thirty-year collection of wine corks with plunder donated by bartenders and waiters, harnessing the energies of a brilliant but disorganized partner, and gaining the good offices of dozens of volunteer boat builders who work until their fingers bleed. On the completion of the project, held together with rubber bands, Pollack sails the boat down Portugal's Douro River, to the acclaim of thousands. A monument to obsession, a triumph of whimsy" -- container
Publisher: Santa Ana, CA : Books on Tape, p2004
Edition: Library ed
ISBN: 9780736697323
Characteristics: 7 sound discs (72 min. each) : digital ; 4 3/4 in
Additional Contributors: Marosz, Jonathan


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