A Novel

Book - 2013
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When a flood destroys Gavin Weald's home, tearing apart his family and his way of life, he doesn't know how to continue. A year later, he returns to his rebuilt home and tries to start again, but when the new rainy season arrives, so do his daughter's nightmares about the torrents, and life there becomes unbearable. So father and daughter - and their dog - embark upon a voyage to make peace with the waters. Their journey will take them far from their Caribbean island home, into other unknown harbours and eventually across a massive ocean. They will sail through archipelagos, encounter the grandeur of the sea, meet with the challenges and surprises of the natural world. A miraculous future lies ahead of them, unknown territories await to be discovered. But it will take more than an ocean to put the memory of the flood behind them.
Publisher: New York :, Penguin Books,, 2013
Description: 360 pages : map ; 20 cm
Copyright Date: ©2013
ISBN: 9780143122562
Branch Call Number: Roff


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Mar 19, 2014

Love this book. Never wanted it to end. Roffey's descriptions of the sea are mezmerizing to me, a non-sailor. The main character was very, very real.

Bunny_Watson716 Jul 03, 2013

A fascinating story about a father and daughter sailing together to the Galapagos Islands. Sad and funny -- well worth the read!

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