A gripping novel from the author of REMEMBRANCE.
Saskia Granton is intrigued by an invitation to visit her mysterious great-aunt Alessandra up on the Scottish coast. It's a chance to rediscover her lifelong love of the sea, but Saskia also slowly realizes how little she really knows about her roots. Somehow, she needs to understand the past if she is to find the direction she needs for her future. Just as the sea must eventually give up its bounty, so too her great-aunt must reveal the secrets of the past - the terrible toll of lives claimed by the sea, and the very personal tragedy that left Alessandra herself so isolated. Only then can Saskia break the cycle...
“Packs an emotional punch whilst highlighting the contemporary concerns of fishing communities under threat of economic extinction”
“Themes of loss and forgiveness are at the heart of this haunting tale of self-discovery by an author at the height of her powers.... Breslin's mesmerising descriptions of the sea and the people who depend upon it captures all the atmospheric beauty of north-west Scotland. A truly memorable story”
“A sensitive, finely structured novel which unfolds as delicately as a "creamy purl of foam at the water's edge.”
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“Saskia's Journey is a sensitive, finely structured, balanced narrative”
“A mesmerising story of self-discovery....this is a truly insightful and absorbing tale.”