Explosive, dark and tender, The Last Boat Home is a devastating novel about sacrifice, survival and a mother's love. On the wind-swept southern coast of Norway, sixteen-year-old Else is out on the icy sea, dragging her oars through the waves while, above her, storm clouds are gathering. Surrounded by mountains, snow and white-capped water, she looks across the fjord and dreams of another life, of escape and faraway lands. Back on shore, her father sits alone in his boathouse with a jar of homebrew. In the Best Room, her mother covers her bruises and seeks solace in prayer. Each tries to hide the truth from this isolated, God-fearing community they call home. Until one night changes everything. More than thirty years later, the return of an old friend forces Else to relive the events that marked the end of her childhood. Explosive, dark and tender, The Last Boat Home is a devastating novel about sacrifice, survival and a mother's love.
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Dea Brovig moved to the UK from Norway at the age of 17. After graduating from Leeds University, she worked in publishing in London for eight years. She graduated from UEA's Creative Writing MA in 2009. The Last Boat Home is her first novel.
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Book Description Hutchinson, 2014. Soft cover. Book Condition: New. 1st Edition. A mint proof copy in likewise photographic wraps. Uncreased, unread and SIGNED and located Cheltenham 2013, pre publication. An outstanding copy very attractively priced. OVERSEAS AIR ONLY. Signed by Author(s). Bookseller Inventory # ABE-1471977238059