When the Night Comes (Hardcover)
Atria Books, 9781476754895, 256pp.
Publication Date: April 21, 2015
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Longlisted for the prestigious Miles Franklin Award, this "moving account of the depth of ordinary lives" (Library Journal, starred review) tells of a young Tasmanian girl and a Danish sailor in their search for meaning and whose brief encounter leaves a lasting impact on both. Isla is a lonely girl who moves to Hobart with her mother and brother to try to better their lives. It's not really working until they meet Bo, a crewman on an Antarctic supply ship, the Nella Dan, who shares stories about his adventures with them--his travels, bird watching, his home in Denmark, and life on board the ship. Isla is struggling to learn what truly matters and who to trust, while this modern Viking is searching to understand his past and to find a place in this world for himself. Though their time together is short, it is enough to change the course of both their lives. Praised for writing that is "vivid and distinct" (Library Journal, starred review) and "exquisite in its simplicity and eloquence" (Kirkus Reviews), Favel Parrett delivers a stunningly beautiful novel--"spare but memorable" (Booklist)--about the remarkable and unexpected bond forged between strangers.