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A sometimes hilarious, often moving and always brave memoir that proves there are some risks worth taking.

Love can make a person do crazy things . . .

A city girl with a morbid fear of deep water, Torre DeRoche is not someone you would ordinarily find adrift in the middle of the stormy Pacific aboard a leaky sailboat – total crew of two – struggling to keep an old boat, a new relationship and her floundering sanity afloat.

But when she meets Ivan, a handsome Argentinean man with a humble sailboat and a dream to set off exploring the world, Torre has to face a hard decision: watch the man she's in love with sail away forever, or head off on the watery journey with him. Suddenly the choice seems simple. She gives up her sophisticated city life, faces her fear of water (and tendency towards seasickness) and joins her lover on a year-long voyage across the Pacific.

Set against a backdrop of the world's most beautiful and remote destinations, Love with a Chance of Drowning is a sometimes hilarious, often moving and always brave memoir that proves there are some risks worth taking.

'A gripping romantic adventure – with laughs (and whales).' Maggie Alderson

'Hilarious ... recounts the adventure of a lifetime.' Vogue Australia

'My respect for Torre as a human being increased with each chapter. Torre is the living embodiment of my mantra, fear less, love more!' Huffington Post

'By turns gripping, laugh-out-loud funny, moving and uplifting ... Almost any reader with a sense of adventure or a desire to confront their fears should love it.' Australian Bookseller+Publisher

Reviews

'Hilarious ... recounts the adventure of a lifetime.' Vogue Australia

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'By turns gripping, laugh-out-loud funny, moving and uplifting ... Almost any reader with a sense of adventure or a desire to confront their fears should love it.' Australian Bookseller+Publisher

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'Wow, what a book. Exciting. Dramatic. Honest. Torre DeRoche is an author to follow.' Sunday Territorian

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'The story of how DeRoche overcame her fears, her self-deprecating humour and her way with words would have been enough to make this a great story. The fact her Argentinian boyfriend combines the passion of a Latin lover with the grit and spirit of a Scandinavian seafarer makes this book a Hollywood dream come true.' Sydney Morning Herald

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'Readers will thoroughly enjoy this story of love, fear and adventure, and will no doubt keep it among those that are most treasured on their bookshelves, to return to over and over again.' TotalTravel

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'A fluid, page-turning read. Thoroughly enjoyable.' Northern Rivers Echo

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'Here's a great way to spend your time, given there are only so many hours and only so many books. This is a corker.' Geelong Advertiser

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'A beautiful, thrilling story ... Her language is effortless.' Courier-Mail

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Formats & editions

  • Trade Paperback

    9780670076697

    February 27, 2013

    Viking (AU Adult)

    352 pages

    RRP $29.99

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  • EBook

    9781742535227

    February 14, 2013

    Penguin eBooks (AU Adult)

    300 pages

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