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In Many Waters is the gripping story of three orphans whose lives intersect on the island of Malta during our current, urgent refugee crisis. Zoe, a budding historian, comes to Malta with her younger brother Cal to learn more about their Maltese mother, as well as the mysterious circumstances surrounding their parents’ untimely deaths.
The siblings’ well-mapped plans are derailed when Cal, who is a daily swimmer in the Mediterranean, discovers a girl floating in the sea, barely alive. The small, battered fishing boat on which she has journeyed from Libya to Malta capsized in a storm: Aziza is the sole survivor. Meanwhile, Zoe returns to the site of her parents’ drownings and stumbles across a trail of clues which lead to the discovery of an unknown family member, unearthing a chain of life-changing secrets.
In Many Waters brilliantly mines the hearts and minds of characters in extremis, the unforgettable tale of the ways that we love and help one another and how the choices we make reverberate through generations.
“In Many Waters feels like a miracle. In her ambitious, cross-cultural examination of love in absence, Ami Sands Brodoff covers huge swaths of time and space with a remarkably light touch. The novel manages to be simultaneously local and global, domestic and political, intimate and vast. Brodoff's portrayal of the hardship of refugees is timely, wise, and moving. I fell for each of these characters - especially Zoe and Cal - siblings orphaned by their parents even while their parents still lived. As soon as I turned the final page of this extraordinary novel, I wanted to read it again." (Margot Livesey, author of Mercury and The Flight of Gemma Hardy)
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Great listening book while driving for an extended time. Helps the drive seem shorter. Enjoy