The Light Between Oceans
“There are still more days to travel in this life. And he knows that the man who makes the journey has been shaped by every day and every person along the way. Scars are just another kind of memory....Soon enough the days will close over their lives, the grass will grow over their graves, until their story is just an unvisited headstone.”
Set in south-west Australia, the lighthouse of Janus Rock (half a day away from the nearest port) will provide the natural setting for a story of love and loss, right and wrong. When Tom Sherbourne returns from the First World War, he accepts the position of the lighthouse keeper seeking peace and tranquility.While waiting in the port of Partageuse (in order to be transported to Janus Rock) he meets Isabel and they begin a loving correspondence which -you guessed it- leads to marriage. At first everything is idyllic on Janus Rock but after two miscarriages and a stillbirth, the couple is struggling with grief when something peculiar happens. A boat is washed on the shore with a dead man and a screaming baby inside.
They should notify the authorities, but they don't. Isabel is clinging to the baby as if their whole happiness depends on it and Tom is desperately trying not to get too attached. What if someone's looking for their lost baby? What will the repercussions be when they get back to Partageuse? Is there a clear line between right and wrong?
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