The End Of The Ocean

The End Of The Ocean
The End Of The Ocean
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By the best-selling author of The History of Bees this book is a dystopian look at a future none-too distant or too unbelievable. A tale about the threat of a worldwide water shortage seen through the eyes of a father and daughter. Heartbreaking by ultimately inspiring, an absolute, must-read.

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In 2019, seventy-year-old Signe sets out on a hazardous voyage to cross an entire ocean in only a sailboat. She is haunted by the loss of the love of her life, and is driven by a singular and all-consuming mission to make it back to him.

In 2041, David flees with his young daughter, Lou, from a war-torn Southern Europe plagued by drought. They have been separated from their rest of their family and are on a desperate search to reunite with them once again, when they find Signe’s abandoned sailboat in a parched French garden, miles away from the nearest shore.

As David and Lou discover personal effects from Signe’s travels, their journey of survival and hope weaves together with Signe’s, forming a heartbreaking, inspiring story about the power of nature and the human spirit in this second novel from the author of the “spectacular and deeply moving” (New York Times bestselling author Lisa See) The History of Bees.

About the Author

Maja Lunde is a Norwegian author and screenwriter. Lunde has written ten books for children and young adults. She has also written scripts for Norwegian television, including for the children’s series Barnas supershow (The Children’s Super Show), the drama series Hjem (Home) and the comedy series Side om Side (Side by Side). She lives with her husband and three children in Oslo.

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