The voyage of the morning light : a novel

The voyage of the morning light : a novel
Endicott, Marina, 1958-
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  • Published: 2020
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"From a critically acclaimed and beloved storyteller comes a sweeping novel set aboard the Morning Light, a Nova Scotian merchant ship sailing through the South Pacific in 1912. Kay and Thea are half-sisters, separated in age by almost twenty years, but deeply attached. When their stern father dies, Thea travels to Nova Scotia for her long-promised marriage to the captain of the Morning Light. But she cannot abandon her orphaned young sister, so Kay too embarks on a life-changing journey to the other side of the world. At the heart of The Voyage of the Morning Light is a crystallizing moment in Micronesia: Thea, still mourning a miscarriage, forms a bond with a young boy from a remote island and takes him on board as her own son. Over time, the repercussions of this act force Kay, who considers the boy her brother, to examine her own assumptions-which are increasingly at odds with those of society around her-about what is forgivable and what is right. Inspired by a true story, Marina Endicott shows us a now-vanished world in all its wonder, and in its darkness, prejudice, and difficulty, too. She also brilliantly illuminates our present time through Kay's examination of the idea of "difference"-between people, classes, continents, cultures, customs and species. The Voyage of the Morning Light is a breathtaking novel by a writer who has an astonishing ability to bring past worlds vividly to life while revealing the moral complexity of our own"--

Related Subjects

Sisters--Fiction.
Ocean travel--Fiction.
Conduct of life--Fiction.

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ISBN:

9781324007067 (paperback)

Personal Author:

Endicott, Marina, 1958-,

Title:

The voyage of the morning light : a novel / Marina Endicott.

Edition:

First American edition.

Publication Info:

New York, NY : W. W. Norton & Company, 2020.

Publication Info:

©2019.

Physical description:

383 pages : 21 cm.

Content Type:

text

Media Type:

unmediated

Carrier Type:

volume

General Note:

"Originally published in Canada under the title The Difference"--Title page verso.

Subject term:

Sisters--Fiction.

Subject term:

Ocean travel--Fiction.

Subject term:

Conduct of life--Fiction.

Genre index term:

Domestic fiction.

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