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 was born in Port of Spain, Trinidad, and educated in the UK. Since then she has worked as a Centre Director for the Arvon foundation and has held the post of Royal Literary Fund Fellow at Sussex, Chichester and Greenwich universities. She is the author of the highly acclaimed novels sun dog, and The White Woman on the Green Bicycle, which was shortlisted for the Orange Prize for Fiction 20101, and the Encore Award 2011. She has also written a memoir, With the Kisses of His Mouth.
Number Of Pages: 368
Published: 1st July 2012
Dimensions (cm): 23.4 x 15.3
Weight (kg): 0.415