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The Rocks

by Peter Nichols

eBooks of the Month Family Drama

The Rocks Synopsis

Set on the island of Mallorca, The Rocks is a double love story told in reverse. Opening in 2005 with a dramatic event that seems to seal the mystery of two lives, the story moves backwards in time, unravelling over sixty years, amid the olive groves and bars, the boats and poolside parties, the lives and relationships of two intertwined families within an expat community of endearing and flawed characters. As one story is revealed, another, sweeter one, a love story of a couple from the younger generation, arises in the wake of their elder's failures. The Rocks is a darkly comic, bittersweet, finally heartbreaking novel, that slips back in time to reveal the shocking incident that marked and altered these lives for ever.

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The Rocks Press Reviews

'Peter Nichols's wondrous novel The Rocks is clearly the odyssey he was born to undertake, the book he was destined to write'
Richard Russo

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ISBN: 9781848666382
Publication date: 02/07/2015
Publisher: Heron Books an imprint of Quercus Publishing Plc
Format: Hardback

ISBN: 9781848666382
Publication date: 02/07/2015
Publisher: Quercus Publishing
Format: Paperback

Book Information

ISBN: 9781848666382
Publication date: 2nd July 2015
Author: Peter Nichols
Publisher: Heron Books an imprint of Quercus Publishing Plc
Format: Hardback
Pagination: 432 pages
Genres: eBook Favourites, Family Drama,
Categories: Modern & contemporary fiction (post c 1945),

About Peter Nichols

Peter Nichols spent ten years at sea working as a professional yacht captain, living and cruising aboard his own small wooden sail boat, before turning to writing full time. He is the author of three critically acclaimed books: a memoir of those years, Sea Change: Alone Across the Atlantic in a Wooden Boat; Evolution's Captain and Lodestar (a novel). He lives in Paris.

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