A coming of age story set 100+ years ago on the coast of Newfoundland. It‘s breathtaking and heartbreaking. Despite what the province of Ontario says about the value of education, this book proves how valuable it is ❤️I‘d be dead
The story of two orphaned siblings fighting for survival on the wild coast of Newfoundland. The plot is secondary to the 'extraordinary' relationship that develops between brother and sister.
Crummey writes beautifully of landscape, conveying in an economical and yet poetic style, the vastness and the drama of the local coastline.
A surprisingly terse ending is the only dent to an otherwise fascinating survival / coming-of-age story.