Islands in the Stream Author:Ernest Hemingway With a variety of themes and moods, dynamic action scenes and - unexpectedly - a rich and ribald sense of humor, ISLANDS IN THE STREAM tells a story closely resembling Hemingway's life. — Thomas Hudson is "a good painter." His solitary life of artistic self-discipline on the lush Caribbean island of Bimini is interrupted by a visit from his three... more » lively sons. In a thrilling descriptive scene, David, the middle boy, shows his courage when attacked by a shark and his endurance while fighting a thousand-pound swordfish. It is an initiation into manhood.
Years later, Hudson is in Cuba mourning the death of his oldest son. A chance encounter with his first wife renews their passionate commitment to each other.
In the final episode, a masterpiece of action and adventure, Hudson captains an improvised Q-boat hunting down the survivors of a German submarine. This assignment requires a kind of discipline wholly different from his creative life as a painter - but no loess important to his integrity. It is Thomas Hudson's most important battle.
"I don't hae to be proud of it. I only have to do it well." -Thomas Hudson« less