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Archipelago

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Selected by Sarah Broadhurst

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.

If you like Monique Roffey you might also like to read books by Angie Cruz, Junot Diaz and Edwidge Danticat.

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Archipelago by Monique Roffey

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…

About the Author

Monique Roffey

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.

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Publication date

20th June 2013

Author

Monique Roffey

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www.moniqueroffey.co.uk/

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Publisher

Simon & Schuster Ltd

Format

Paperback
384 pages

Categories

Family Drama
All Shortlists and Winners
Literary Fiction
Relationship Stories
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Modern & contemporary fiction (post c 1945)

ISBN

9780857203113

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