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The End of the Ocean: A Novel

The End of the Ocean: A Novel

Scris de Maja Lunde

Povestit de Jane Copland și Jean Brassard


The End of the Ocean: A Novel

Scris de Maja Lunde

Povestit de Jane Copland și Jean Brassard

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Jan 14, 2020
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9780062951397
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From the author of the number one international best seller The History of Bees, a captivating story of the power of nature and the human spirit that explores the threat of a devastating worldwide drought, witnessed through the lives of a father, a daughter, and a woman who will risk her life to save the future.

In 2019, 70-year-old Signe sets sail alone on a hazardous voyage across the ocean in a sailboat. On board, a cargo that can change lives. Signe is haunted by memories of the love of her life, whom she’ll meet again soon.

In 2041, David and his young daughter, Lou, flee from a drought-stricken Southern Europe that has been ravaged by thirst and war. Separated from the rest of their family and desperate to find them, they discover an ancient sailboat in a dried-out garden, miles away from the nearest shore. Signe’s sailboat.

As David and Lou discover Signe’s personal effects, her long ago journey becomes inexorably linked to their own.

An evocative tale of the search for love and connection, The End of the Ocean is a profoundly moving father daughter story of survival and a clarion call for climate action.

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Maja Lunde is a Norwegian author and screenwriter. Lunde has written ten books for children and young adults. She has also written scripts for Norwegian television, including for the children’s series Barnas supershow (“The Children’s Super Show”), the drama series Hjem (“Home”) and the comedy series Side om Side (“Side by Side”). She lives with her husband and three children in Oslo.

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  • (2/5)
    Beautifully written but I was bored the whole time reading this
  • (4/5)
    The End of the Ocean by Maja Lunde is an interesting story of told from two characters points of views in two different time lines. In 2019, Signe, a seventy-year-old woman and environmental activist sets off on a personal journey. In 2041, David and his young daughter Lou navigate their way through an inhospitable world of rising temperatures that’s void of water. I recently read The History of Bees by the same author. Both books have a similar feel... these books are definitely more character study in nature. Of the two books I liked The End of the Ocean best. If you’re looking for high action or a mind-blowing plot twist then these books are not for you. But if you’re looking for an interesting read, likable characters and a bit of climate change apocalypse drama then be sure to pick up this book.
  • (4/5)
    This book is very much a social commentary, but I hardly noticed it. The story and the characters are so engrossing and immersive that, while I fully understood the very timely and frightening social issues being addressed, it wasn't in my foremind as I read. As I read I was just completely caught up in the plight and emotions of the characters. When I stopped reading, that's when it would really hit me - the weight and the impact of the story on how we live our lives today. And all throughout this read I was trying to figure out how the two timelines were going to interweave. I thought I knew twice and was wrong both times. Then I thought they just weren't going to at all. But they did. And they did in such a beautiful and poignant way that the full impact of the author's message really hit hard in those last few pages.
  • (4/5)
    Good but not as good as the bee-book
  • (5/5)
    This book is set in two different timelines. In 2019, 70-year-old Signe has spent her life as an activist on environmental issues. A majestic glacier is now being mined for its ice to be sent to the rich to put in their drinks. Signe performs an act of courage and takes off to the sea, on her way to confront the love of her life whom she hasn’t seen since she was a young girl. She has precious cargo on board.In 2041, David and his little girl, Lou, have fled a terrible fire. They’ve been separated from David’s wife and baby son and are trying to find them. Europe is in the midst of a terrible drought and there is little water to be found. David and Lou find an old sailboat and dream of setting off to sea. However, their connection to the past doesn’t end with the finding of the boat.I was held in this novel’s grip from the first word to the last. I cared deeply about each of these characters and the different worlds they found themselves living in. The book is very well written and the story is profound and heart wrenching. I well remember this author’s first novel, “The History of Bees”, and knew I would also love her newest. I pray that Ms. Lunde’s words will reach the hearts of its readers and will make a difference in our future. This is the second book in a quartet of novels that Ms. Lunde is writing about the environment and I’m very much looking forward to the next one.Most highly recommended.This book was given to me by the publisher in return for an honest review.
  • (4/5)
    They were childhood friends who become lovers.He wanted a comfortable life.She wanted to save the world.Would their love survive?of the Ocean by Maja Lunde is a compelling dystopian novel and a warning. It is also a heartbreaking story of lovers torn asunder by social forces.The exotic pristine beauty of Norway is the symbol of the beauty and perfection of the world--which humankind is willing to sacrifice to continue an unsustainable lifestyle.Signe's mother was willing to destroy their Norweigan habitat so the community could progress and thrive by the diversion of the river into a power plant. Her family hotel needed this to survive.Signe's father protested the loss of the water ouzel, a tiny mollusk that cleaned the water and lived 100 years, and the natural beauty of the River Breio and its waterfall. He and Magnus's father tried to stop the plan. They failed.At university, Signe and Magnus become lovers and seem to be following in their father's footsteps in protecting the environment. But Magnus opts instead for the status quo--a good life--working for Signe's mother. Signe leaves him.Years later Signe learns that Magnus is harvesting the glaciers and selling the ice. It is time for one more act of resistance.The legacy of their actions will impact future climate refugees David and Lou. In 2041, France is burning and the family flees. In the turmoil, David and his daughter Lou are separated from his wife Anne and their infant son. They travel to a refugee camp, at first an oasis of order providing basic needs. Later, things tumble into chaos.This grim warning on the natural outcome of climate change also offers hope in the healing forgiveness of love.I received a free ARC from the publisher through Bookish First in exchange for a fair and unbiased review.
  • (1/5)
    Typical liberal democrat views thinly disguised as a novel.
  • (5/5)
    Incredible and inspiring story.
    I never expected the thoughtful this book is. Even though is a fiction story it narrates you a reality that can be near in the real world.
    How much we can destroy nature in order to satisfied our needs?
    Are we going to learn to protect nature?
    Narration spot on!!!
    Both narrators did an amazing jobs with their characters and personality. Keep going.
    Thanks Scribd for this beautiful jewel.