LANDFALLS


LANDFALLS

NAOMI WILLIAMS    Book Number: 82704    Product format: Paperback

'How does a 21st century Californian author know so persuasively what went on in an 18th century French maritime captain's mind? Or in the thoughts of a headstrong indigenous Alaskan teenage girl c1786?' Or in the heart of a young Solomon Islands woman married to a French castaway whose origins she can scarcely understand? Yet somehow, thanks to her meticulous research and prodigious imagination, Williams pulls off one miracle of historic recreation after another...A bona fide masterpiece.' - Seattle Times. The multi-voiced approach is the perfect way to introduce perspectives excluded from the historical record and here is a charming, invigorating and heart-breaking tale. When Lapérouse leaves France in 1785 with two ships under his command, he knows that he sails with the full backing of the French government. This is to be a voyage of scientific and geographical discovery, but every person on board has their own hopes, ambitions and dreams to follow. As the ships move vast distances in their journey of nearly four years, the different characters step forward and invite us into their world. Here is an astute observer of both actions and psychologies which brings us close to explorers from before our time. 400 page paperback, maps.
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