From the author of the number-one international bestseller The History of Bees, a captivating story of the power of nature and the human spirit that explores the threat of a devastating worldwide drought, witnessed through the lives of a father, a daughter, and a woman who will risk her life to save the future.
In 2019, seventy-year-old Signe sets sail alone on a hazardous voyage across the ocean in a sailboat. On board, a cargo that can change lives. Signe is haunted by memories of the love of her life, whom she’ll meet again soon.
In 2041, David and his young daughter, Lou, flee from a drought-stricken Southern Europe that has been ravaged by thirst and war. Separated from the rest of their family and desperate to find them, they discover an ancient sailboat in a dried-out garden, miles away from the nearest shore. Signe’s sailboat.
As David and Lou discover Signe’s personal effects, her long ago journey becomes inexorably linked to their own.
An evocative tale of the search for love and connection, The End of the Ocean is a profoundly moving father daughter story of survival and a clarion call for climate action.
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Lost Me Not Too Far In
This was actually starting to intrigue me not too far in when all of a sudden I saw how poorly constructed it is. It only took one small glitch...
At one point a main character is trying to describe his wife and baby son to a Red Cross rep, he and his daughter are searching in vain for them, and his description is of no use. But. Just a bit later he is searching in his backpack and finds their passports with photos. What didnt he remember them before and show them to the Red Cross rep? Really? Poorly written or edited. Either way I gave up right there.
Good premise, portly written. Pass.