Author(s): Maja Lunde
From the author of the number one international bestseller The History of Bees, a captivating new novel about the threat of a worldwide water shortage as seen through the eyes of a father and daughter. In 2019, seventy-year-old Signe sets out on a hazardous voyage to cross an entire ocean in only a sailboat. She is haunted by the loss of the love of her life, and is driven by a singular and all-consuming mission to make it back to him. In 2041, David flees with his young daughter, Lou, from a war-torn Southern Europe plagued by drought. They have been separated from their rest of their family and are on a desperate search to reunite with them once again, when they find Signe's abandoned sailboat in a parched French garden, miles away from the nearest shore. As David and Lou discover personal effects from Signe's travels, their journey of survival and hope weaves together with Signe's, forming a heartbreaking, inspiring story about the power of nature and the human spirit in this second novel from the author of The History of Bees.
From the author of The History of Bees, Lunde writes again about society’s in/action regarding climate and the abuse of water. Two stories are told in parallel. 2019 Signe, an aging activist who has battled with thoughtless environmental practices her whole life. 2041, David & little Lou fleeing their home in a post apocalyptic Europe because of wide scale fires. This is a beautifully written book that talks about the most urgent environmental crisis that we have in the world right now - climate change. A highly recommended read. Kim