A Novel

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A mesmerizing tale of a father and daughter's sailing adventure from Trinidad to the Galapagos Islands, winner of the 2013 OCM Bocas Prize for Caribbean Literature and finalist for the 2014 Orion Book Award

Monique Roffey, vibrant new voice in Caribbean fiction and author of the Orange Prize finalist The White Woman on the Green Bicycle , returns with Archipelago , a new novel that is a journey of redemption, healing, and hope in the wake of devastating loss.

            When a flood destroys Gavin Weald's home in Trinidad and rips his family apart, life as he knows it will never be the same. A year later he returns to his house and tries to start over, but when the rainy season arrives, his daughter's nightmares about the torrents make life there unbearable. So father and daughter--and their dog--embark upon a voyage to make peace with the waters. Their journey takes them far from their Caribbean island home, as they sail through archipelagos, encounter the grandeur of the sea, and meet with the challenges and surprises of the natural world.

Publisher: New York :, Penguin Books,, 2013
Copyright Date: ©2012
ISBN: 9780143122562
Branch Call Number: F ROF
Characteristics: 360 pages : map ; 20 cm


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Mar 19, 2014

Love this book. Never wanted it to end. Roffey's descriptions of the sea are mezmerizing to me, a non-sailor. The main character was very, very real.

Bunny_Watson716 Jul 03, 2013

A fascinating story about a father and daughter sailing together to the Galapagos Islands. Sad and funny -- well worth the read!

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