Winner of the Fellowship of Australian Writers Christina Stead Award 2011
All he had to do was look carefully enough , ask the right questions, find the right people, keep sailing on, and he would find her.
In 1943, Stead arrives in Sydney Harbour hoping to spend his shore leave with Marina, a woman with whom he shared three magical days before the war. But Marina is gone, and has been missing for almost five years.
And so begins an extraordinarily powerful and compelling journey – across the seas and the great stages of the war – as Stead retraces the steps of the one woman he has truly loved.
From London after the Blitz to the booming Shanghai and fallen Singapore, The Voyagers is a book you won't be able to put down. An unforgettable and breathtaking novel of heartbreak, courage and unwavering love.
About The Author
Mardi McConnochie is the author of three previous novels: Coldwater, which was shortlisted for the Commonwealth Writer's Prize First Novel Award (Pacific region), The Snow Queen and Fivestar. She has also written two novels for younger readers, Melissa, Queen of Evil, winner of an Aurealis Award, and Dangerous Games. Her TV scriptwriting credits include Home and Away, McLeod's Daughters, Always Greener and Pacific Drive. She lives in Sydney with her partner, James Bradley, and her two daughters.
Read the rest of McConnochie's interview with Booktopia here.
The Voyagers traces the relationship of Stead and Marina and takes as its starting point his arrival in 1943 in Sydney Harbour for shore leave, only to find that Marina has been missing for almost five years.
Number Of Pages: 272
Published: 2nd May 2011
Dimensions (cm): 23.100 x 15.2 x 1.900
Weight (kg): 22.9