The Pull of the Ocean

Description

On a stormy night, little Yann Doutreleau wakes up his six older brothers, all twins. He lets them know that they must flee their home--or risk being killed by their violent father. Without question, the siblings follow Yann into the wet darkness. And so begins their remarkable odyssey toward the ocean--as well as an unforgettable story of brotherhood. The social worker investigating the Doutreleau family, the truck driver who gives the boys a lift, the police officer who believes they've run away, the baker who gives them bread--each of the many people the seven boys encounter gives a stirring account of what he or she witnesses. The twins themselves add their voices, as do the Doutreleau parents; but not until the end of the journey does little Yann express his reasons for his galvanizing actions.

Details

Author(s)
Jean-Claude Mourlevat, Y Maudet
Format
Hardback | 144 pages
Dimensions
134.6 x 180.3 x 22.9mm | 272.16g
Publication date
13 Apr 2007
Publisher
Delacorte Press
Publication City/Country
United States
Language
English
ISBN10
0385733488
ISBN13
9780385733489