River meets the sea : a novel / Rachael Moorthy.
An enthralling epic, River Meets the Sea traces the dual timelines of a white-passing Indigenous foster child in 1940s Vancouver and a teenage immigrant in the suburbs of Nanaimo in the 1970s. A natural-born storyteller, Ronny is a left-handed alley mutt without a birth certificate who hears his mother's voice in the surging Stó:lō River. Born in the middle of the ocean on a merchant ship departing Sri Lanka, Chandra is a Tamil boy with skin like a charred eggplant who finds solace swimming and surfing in the Salish Sea. Both are desperate to feel at home in their own skin. Moving gracefully between parallel stories like a wave, this spell-binding novel traces the seemingly separate lives of two spirited, sensitive young men and their everlasting connections to water. Their troubled paths inevitably cross, and they form a sacred bond based on the mutual understanding of what it means to be othered, illuminating the interconnectedness of humanity and our innate relationship with the natural world.
- ISBN: 9781487011420
- Physical Description: 388 pages ; 21 cm
- Publisher: Toronto : Anansi, 2023.
- Copyright: 2023©
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