Islands in the Stream Author:Ernest Hemingway Hemingway's "Big Book About the Sea" — 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 Biminiis i... more »nterrupted by a visit from his three 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 encountr with his first wife renews their commitment to each other.
In the final episode, a masterpiece of action and adventure, Hudson captains an improvsed Q-boat hunting down the survivors of a German submarine. This assignment requires a kind of discipline wholly differentfrom his creative life as a painter --but no less important to his integrity. It is Thomas Hudson's most important battle.« less