Publisher:House of Anansi Press, 2017
Long download timePublisher:House of Anansi Press, 2018Note: This book was purchased with support from the Government of Canada's Social Development Partnerships Program - Disability Component.
- Author: Best, GillianContributor: Recorded Books, Inc.Date:Created2017Summary:
A beautifully rendered family drama set in Dover, England, between the 1940s and the present day, The Last Wave follows the life of Martha, a woman who has swum the English Channel ten times, and the complex relationships she has with her husband, her children, and her close friends. The one constant in Martha's life is the sea, from her first accidental baptism to her final crossing of the channel. The sea is an escape from her responsibilities as a wife and a mother; it consoles her when she is diagnosed with cancer; and it comforts her when her husband's mind begins to unravel. An intergenerational saga spanning six decades, The Last Wave is a wholly authentic portrait of a family buffeted by illness, intolerance, anger, failure, and regret. Gillian Best is a mature, accomplished, and compelling new voice in fiction.Subject(s): England, Southern | Swimmers | Families | Women swimmers | Women | England | Sea storiesOriginal Publisher: Toronto, House of Anansi PressLanguage(s): EnglishISBN: 9781487002947