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My Last Continent by Midge Raymond

My Last Continent

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August 2016 Debut of the Month.

Unexpected and unique, this is a beautiful debut novel to immerse yourself and become lost in. Deb is a naturalist, studying penguins and acting as a tour guide on a research ship in the Antarctic. When tragedy strikes, it is in a world of mesmerising, stark yet brutal beauty. This tale doesn't run concurrently, instead Midge Raymond slides the story around in time, it isn't disjointed however, the flow of fractured information actually adds layer upon fascinating layer while never forgetting what is to come. Deb always tells her story in the moment, allowing a deeper understanding and connection to grow. ‘My Last Continent’ isn't just a love story, it is full of danger and suspense, it transports you to another world, and encourages reflection and compassion. I was moved, I was in fact, entirely captivated by ‘My Last Continent’ and recommend this thought provoking, eloquent novel. ~ Liz Robinson

A 'Piece of Passion' from the publisher...

'Midge Raymond’s debut novel is a captivating and intelligent examination of love, and of connection—to people, place and work. The story of Deb and Keller is as much about Antarctica, that remote, beautiful and little-known place, as it is about two people for whom relationships have been a troubling mystery.

My Last Continent is a wonderful piece of writing. It envelops readers in the icy air of the south and confounds our expectations of what a love story can be. And it has penguins—lots of penguins. I was immediately won over by the detail with which land and sea, characters and animals alike are sketched. Take the journey! ~ David Winter, Editor, Text Publishing


My Last Continent by Midge Raymond

It is only at the end of the world – among the glacier mountains and frigid waters of Antarctica – where Deb Gardner and Keller Sullivan feel at home. For the few blissful weeks they spend each year studying the habits of penguins, Deb and Keller can escape the frustrations and sorrows of their separate lives and find solace in each other. But Antarctica, like their fleeting romance, is tenuous, imperiled by the world to the north.

A new travel and research season has just begun, and Deb and Keller are ready to play tour guide to the passengers on the small expedition ship that ferries them to their research destination. Except that this year, Keller fails to appear on board. Shortly into the trip, Deb’s ship receives an emergency signal from the Australis, a cruise liner that has hit desperate trouble in the ice-choked waters. And among the crew of the sinking ship is Keller…


‘Midge Raymond has an extraordinary gift for description that puts the reader bang in the middle of the action, bang in the middle of its dangerous and endangered world. She is clearly a writer in command of her craft.’ ML Stedman, author of The Light Between the Oceans

About the Author

Midge Raymond

Midge Raymond is an award-winning short-story writer who worked in publishing in New York before moving to Boston, where she taught creative writing. She has published two books for writers, Everyday Writing and Everyday Book Marketing. Midge lives in the Pacific Northwest, where she is co-founder of the boutique publisher Ashland Creek Press. My Last Continent is her first novel.

Author photo © John Yunker

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28th July 2016


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310 pages


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