The mesmerising, unputdownable Australian debut novel that will have everyone talking.
This is a story of right and wrong, and how sometimes they look the same ...
1926. Tom Sherbourne is a young lighthouse keeper on a remote island off Western Australia. The only inhabitants of Janus Rock, he and his wife Isabel live a quiet life, cocooned from the rest of the world.
One April morning a boat washes ashore carrying a dead man and a crying infant - and the path of the couple's lives hits an unthinkable crossroads.
Only years later do they discover the devastating consequences of the decision they made that day - as the baby's real story unfolds ...
About the Author
M. L. Stedman was born and raised in Western Australia, and now lives in London. The Light Between Oceans is her first novel.
"What an extraordinary book this is. Tom, traumatised on the western front, takes a job as lighthouse keeper on Janus Rock, 100 miles off the Australian coast between the Indian and Southern oceans, where he hopes that the vast surrounding emptiness will bring him peace. When after three years and as many miscarriages his wife hears a baby's cry and discovers a dead man and a baby in a washed up dinghy, she feels her prayers have been answered. The ensuing tragedy is as inevitable as Hardy at his most doom-laden. And as unforgettable."--Sue Arnold, Guardian
Number Of Pages: 352
Published: 2nd April 2013
Publisher: Scribner Book Company
Country of Publication: US
Dimensions (cm): 20.6 x 13.5 x 2.0
Weight (kg): 0.27