Cover image for The voyage of the Morning Light : a novel
The voyage of the Morning Light : a novel
The voyage of the Morning Light : a novel
Uniform Title:
1st U.S. ed.
Physical Description:
383 pages ; 21 cm.
General Note:
"Originally published in Canada under the title The Difference"--Title page verso.
Kay and Thea are half-sisters, separated in age by almost twenty years, but deeply attached. When their stern father dies, Thea travels to Nova Scotia for her long-promised marriage to the captain of the Morning Light. But she cannot abandon her orphaned young sister, so Kay too embarks on a life-changing journey to the other side of the world. At the heart of The Voyage of the Morning Light is a crystallizing moment in Micronesia: Thea, still mourning a miscarriage, forms a bond with a young boy from a remote island and takes him on board as her own son. Over time, the repercussions of this act force Kay, who considers the boy her brother, to examine her own assumptions--which are increasingly at odds with those of society around her--about what is forgivable and what is right. --