A deeply moving story of a 15 year oldsâ first encounter with his mother since she had abandoned him as a baby. Joel has left school and longs to begin a new life as a sailor. But first he and his father travel far from home to meet the woman who left them. Joelâs journey of discovery is thoughtfully explored.
Joel is fifteen and has left school, wanting to become a merchant sailor and travel far away from his home town in Northern Sweden. But first he must face up to the past and meet his mother who ran off when he was little. After such a long time how will Joel and his dad cope with such a reunion and will Joel ever sail the seas as he dreams?
'Mankell is as proficient a writer for teenagers as he is for adults.' Observer
Publication date: 06/03/2008
Publisher: Andersen Press Ltd
|Publication date:||6th March 2008|
|Publisher:||Andersen Press Ltd|
|Genres:||NewGen - YA Fiction, eBook Favourites,|
|Categories:||Adventure stories (Children's / Teenage),|
Henning Mankell was born in Stockholm in 1948. He is the prize-winning author of the eight novels in the Inspector Wallander Series which has been translated into many languages and consistently tops the best-seller lists throughout Europe. His novel Sidetracked won the CWA Gold dagger in 2001. Mankell has worked as an actor, theatre director and manager in Sweden and in Mozambique, where he is head of Teatro Avenida in Maputo. He died in October 2015.More About Henning Mankell