The Last Sailor

The Last Sailor

A Novel

Sarah Anne Johnson

$9.99

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In turn of the century Cape Cod, a fishing family struggles with the fractures caused by a tragic accident to a young boy

All that Nathaniel Boyd wants is to be left alone. His hopes of marriage died years ago, not long after the storms and the seas and the sails took away his youngest brother. He'd rather be in the marshes of Cape Cod, with their predictable rhythms and no emotion. The Cape doesn't blame him for the accident.

The other Boyd brother, Finn, dives headlong into his fish trading company, trying to prove something to himself. When their father asks the brothers to sail a schooner down from Boston to their harbor village, he didn't expect them to bring back a young girl fleeing her home, much less a girl who slips off the boat and nearly drowns. The Boyd men take Rachel to the nearest home to the harbor — that of Nathaniel's first love, Meredith.

As Rachel's recovery brings Nathaniel back into Meredith's world, nothing will be the same. And when their father dies and upends the world as they know it, Finn spins into a violent rage. Nathaniel will be forced to sail his own ship, taking command of his family and of his future.


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Sarah Anne Johnson:
Sarah Anne Johnson is the author of The Lightkeeper's Wife, as well as The Very Telling, The Art of the Author Interview, and Conversations with American Women Writers, published by the University Press of New England. Her interviews have appeared in The Writer's Chronicle, Glimmertrain Stories, Provincetown Arts, and The Writer. She has received residencies in fiction from Jentel Artists' Residency Program and Vermont Studio Center. She lives in Provincetown, MA. Find her at sarahannejohnson.com.

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