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Paperback 288 Pages / Published: 01/07/2021
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'Taut as a thriller' Claire Messud

'A gripping tale of survival at sea - but that's just the beginning' Jennifer Egan

'A smart, swift and thrilling novel' Lauren Groff

From the highly acclaimed author of Schroder, a smart, sophisticated literary page turner about a young family who escape suburbia for a year-long sailing trip that upends all of their lives

Juliet is failing to juggle motherhood and her anemic dissertation when her husband, Michael, informs her that he wants to leave his job and buy a sailboat. The couple are novice sailors, but Michael persuades Juliet to say yes. With their two kids - Sybil, age seven, and George, age two, Juliet and Michael set off for Panama, where their forty-four-foot sailboat awaits them - a boat that Michael has christened the Juliet.

The initial result is transformative: their marriage is given a gust of energy, and even the children are affected by the beauty and wonderful vertigo of travel. The sea challenges them all - and most of all, Juliet, who suffers from postpartum depression.

Sea Wife is told in gripping dual perspectives: Juliet's first-person narration, after the journey, as she struggles to come to terms with the dire, life-changing events that unfolded at sea; and Michael's captain's log - that provides a riveting, slow-motion account of those same inexorable events.

Exuberant, harrowing, witty and exquisitely written, Sea Wife is impossible to put down.

Publisher: Little, Brown Book Group
ISBN: 9780349726526
Number of pages: 288
Weight: 220 g
Dimensions: 197 x 127 x 21 mm

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“Unique read”

This a really moving book. There are so many layers to this story that I think it will mean different things to different people. It is really beautifully and sympathetically written. I love the detail of the... More

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“addictive”

Thank you to the publishers for this review copy, I had never heard of the book or author before it arrived on my door mat which always makes it very interesting...
It took me a little while to get into the book,... More

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“Great read!”

When Michael decides he wants to pack in his job & take his family sailing for a year Juliet is not very enthusiastic! She is struggling to write a Dissertation & is still trying to overcome post natal... More

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