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Winner of the 2013 OCM Bocas Prize for Caribbean Literature.
The author of The White Woman on the Green Bicycle takes us on a voyage through the Caribbean and Panama to the Galapagos, as a father and daughter confront loss and deepen their relationship. Full of the wonder of the sea and wildlife, evocative and rich, it is a most enjoyable read.
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…
Closing date: 01/11/2020
Publication date: 20/06/2013
Publisher: Simon & Schuster Ltd
|Publication date:||20th June 2013|
|Publisher:||Simon & Schuster Ltd|
|Genres:||eBook Favourites, Family Drama, Modern and Contemporary Fiction, Relationship Stories,|
|Categories:||Modern & contemporary fiction (post c 1945),|
Monique Roffey is an award-winning Trinidadian-born writer. Her novels have been translated into five languages and short-listed for major awards including the Orange Prize, COSTA Fiction Award, Encore Award, and the Orion Award. In 2013, Archipelago won the OCM Bocas Award for Caribbean Literature. Her memoir, With the Kisses of his Mouth, was published in 2011. She is a Lecturer on the MFA in the Novel at Manchester Metropolitan University. She divides her time between the East end of London and Port of Spain, Trinidad. Author photo © Marlon JamesMore About Monique Roffey