Six stories of survival -- men and women set upon by stormy seas,
starvation, thirst, beasts, ghosts and their own inner demons.
Based on real historical accounts the narratives are filled with
the eerie poetry of island life, the exultant triumph of survival
against all odds. From Florida's Bigfoot called the Skunk Ape
to "the man who would not go bottom" -- a superhero who
could not drown but was vulnerable on land, these stories of
castaways will appeal to readers of all ages.