Coastliners : from Joanne Harris, the bestselling author of Chocolat, comes a heartfelt, lyrical and life-affirming novel of courage and conviction


Author: Harris, Joanne Published 01/01/2003 | Paperback / softback
197 x 128 x 21 | 334g

ISBN: 9780552998857 Category:

From the pen of international multi-million copy seller Joanne Harris, Coastliners is a powerful novel of a hardy island community fighting the encroaching seas. Written with her characteristic vivid descriptions, expert characterisation and sensuous language, this is a real treat for fans of Victoria Hislop, Fiona Valpy, Maggie O’Farrell and Rachel Joyce.

‘A winning blend of fairy-tale morality and gritty realism’ — INDEPENDENT’Sensuous, evocative…you can almost feel the sand between your toes and taste the salty air’ — HEAT’I was hooked by page 2. Brilliantly written’ — ***** Reader review’This book kept me gripped from start to finish’ — ***** Reader review’Page turner to the last page’ — ***** Reader review*************************************************************************************************On the tiny Breton island of Le Devin, life has remained almost unchanged for over a hundred years. For generations, two rival communities have fought for control of the island’s only beach.

When Mado returns home to her village after a ten-year absence, she finds it threatened, both by the tides and by a local entrepreneur. Worse, the community is suffering from an incurable loss of hope. Taking up the fight to transform the dying village, Mado must confront past tragedies, including the terrible secret that still haunts her father.

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