The Last Wave

byGillian Best

Paperback | August 26, 2017

The Last Wave by Gillian Best
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A beautifully rendered family drama set in Dover, England, between the 1940s and the present day, The Last Wave follows the life of Martha, a woman who has swum the English Channel ten times, and the complex relationships she has with her husband, her children, and her close friends. The one constant in Martha's life is the sea, from her first accidental baptism to her final crossing of the channel. The sea is an escape from her responsibilities as a wife and a mother; it consoles her when she is diagnosed with cancer; and it comforts her when her husband's mind begins to unravel.

An intergenerational saga spanning six decades, The Last Wave is a wholly authentic portrait of a family buffeted by illness, intolerance, anger, failure, and regret. Gillian Best is a mature, accomplished, and compelling new voice in fiction.

GILLIAN BEST is a writer, swimmer, and seaside enthusiast. She won the Bronwen Wallace Award for Short Fiction and was a finalist for the Bridport Prize International Creative Writing Competition and Wasafiri's New Writing Prize. She was also longlisted for the WriteIdea Short Story Prize. She has studied at York University, University...
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Title:The Last WaveFormat:PaperbackProduct dimensions:304 pages, 8 X 5.25 X 0.68 inShipping dimensions:304 pages, 8 X 5.25 X 0.68 inPublished:August 26, 2017Publisher:House Of Anansi Press IncLanguage:English

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ISBN - 10:1487002939

ISBN - 13:9781487002930

Appropriate for ages: All ages

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