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The story alternates between two points of view; Isla, a young girl who has moved to Hobart with her mother and younger brother to leave behind their life on the mainland. And Bo, a Danish sailor who crews an Antarctic supply ship, the Nella Dan.

Parrett’s writing is truly mesmerizing. Her words immediately draw you in and you are swept away. Poetical, evocative and truly moving Parrett will not only have you immediately falling for her characters but she will also have you falling in love with a ship.

Favel Parrett has carefully crafted an exquisite novel. Skilfully written, elegantly constructed, beautifully told and an absolute pleasure to read and experience.

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ISBN: 9780733626586 ISBN-10: 0733626580 Classification: Modern & contemporary fiction (post c 1945) Format: Paperback Pages: 256 Imprint: Hachette Australia Publisher: Hachette Australia Publish Date: 26-Aug-2014 Country of Publication: Australia

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