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The innocents : a novel

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    2019
    Summary:

    A brother and sister are orphaned in an isolated cove on Newfoundland's northern coastline. Their home is a stretch of rocky shore governed by the feral ocean, by a relentless pendulum of abundance and murderous scarcity. Still children with only the barest notion of the outside world, they have nothing but the family's boat and the little knowledge passed on haphazardly by their mother and father to keep them. As they fight for their own survival through years of meagre catches and storms and ravaging illness, it is their fierce loyalty to each other that motivates and sustains them. But as seasons pass and they wade deeper into the mystery of their own natures, even that loyalty will be tested. This novel is a story of hardship and survival, and an unflinching exploration of the bond between brother and sister.

    Original Publisher: Toronto, Doubleday Canada
    Language(s): English
    ISBN: 9780385685412, 0385685416