Starvation Cove

Ben Galeski’s novel Starvation Cove depicts the famous mystery of the Franklin Expedition in a vivid and gripping story of endurance and suspense which the author brings to life with another kind of mystery.
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Ben Galeski

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Ben Galeski’s novel Starvation Cove depicts the famous mystery of the Franklin Expedition in a vivid and gripping story of endurance and suspense which the author brings to life with another kind of mystery.

The story is told through the narration of one Joseph Andrews, a mid-rank officer of one of the expedition’s ships abandoned in polar ice…The author is very skillful at taking the reader through the harrowing end of the expedition’s days and the lives of the last of its crew members…Galeski has carefully researched his subject…the characters are treated with respect and compassion as their number dwindles to the surprise ending.
~ Gregg Norman

I was thrilled to arrive at the conclusion of Starvation Cove, having tried to guess at how the author would handle the narrative within a Catholic as well as a logical milieu. As I read on, the story turned into a true tour de force with a very satisfying pace, structure and resolution of the theme.
~ Joseph Stalmach

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Ben Galeski

1 review for Starvation Cove

  1. Gregg Norman

    Like the author of Starvation Cove, I’ve long been fascinated by accounts of the ill-fated Franklin expedition in search of the Northwest Passage. Ben Galeski’s novel suggests what the last days of a handful of survivors of the crew’s trek in search of rescue might have been like. The story is told through the narration of one Joseph Andrews, a mid-rank officer of one of the expedition’s ships abandoned in the polar ice. Covering a relatively short space of time with a small cast of characters, it is difficult to say much about what actually happens without giving away much of what makes the story so intriguing. Suffice to say the author is very skillful at taking the reader through the harrowing end of the expedition’s last days and the lives of the last of its crew members. Clearly Galeski has carefully researched his subject matter and he leaves few stones unturned in his depiction of the circumstances described in the book. His deft use of flashbacks and historical commentary to provide backdrop for the characters and the story is commendable. The characters are treated with respect and compassion as their number dwindles to the surprise ending. The author’s prose style is lierary but without pretention and is very reader friendly. The language is crisp and carefully crafted to suit the time and place of the story’s setting. His deep personal faith and Catholic convictions are evident without undue proselytization. Overall I recommend Starvation Cove to all readers who enjoy compelling historical fiction.

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