The Boy Who Belonged to the Sea

Pages: 224
Subject: Fiction, Translated Fiction
Imprint: Oneworld

The Boy Who Belonged to the Sea

Denis Thériault

Translated by Liedewy Hawke
A moving story of friendship and the power of imagination, from the author of The Peculiar Life of a Lonely Postman
Paperback
9781786073358 (5 Apr 2018)
RRP £8.99 / US$15.99

The Book

 

A moving story of friendship and the power of imagination, from the award-winning author of The Peculiar Life of a Lonely Postman

The loss of a parent brought them together. Two boys united by grief.

Set on the rugged north shore of the Gulf of St. Lawrence, Canada, where the wind merges with the forest and the waves, where albatross whirl overhead and snow lies deep on the land, two lonely boys form a powerful friendship. Together they take refuge in a magical undersea world of their own creation, searching for a sense of belonging. But for one of them the line between fantasy and reality begins to blur, and the loyalty of his friend is put to the test in a journey that threatens to end in tragedy.

Infused with his characteristic charm, Denis Thériault's novel The Boy Who Belonged to the Sea is a powerful fable about the pain of losing someone you love and the longing for security, which has touched readers' hearts all over the world.

Additional Information

Subject Fiction, Translated Fiction
Pages 224
Imprint Oneworld

 

About the Author

Denis Thériault is an award-winning author and screenwriter living in Montreal, Canada. His much-loved novels The Peculiar Life of a Lonely Postman and The Postman's Fiancée (Oneworld, 2017) have enjoyed international success. First published in Canada in 2003, The Boy Who Belonged to the Sea is his debut novel.

Reviews

'Thériault…blurs reality and fantasy in a heartbreaking story of boyhood friendship.'

- Cosmopolitan

‘Thériault is a writer with a lightness of touch, allowing him to explore darker themes in a way that never feels heavy, but always engages.'

- Wiltshire Living

Praise for The Peculiar Life of a Lonely Postman:



'Enchanting, philosophically astute and deeply poignant.' John Burnside

'Quirky and charming.' Guardian

'Peppered with delightful insights and analogies.' Times Literary Supplement

'One of the most memorable stories I've read.' Cecelia Ahern

'A beguiling story about love, loneliness and the modern world.' Independent

'Charmingly written and translated.' New York Times

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