Castle of Water

Castle of Water

A Novel

eBook - 2017
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"Two very different people, one very small island. For Sophie Ducel, her honeymoon in French Polynesia was intended as a celebration of life. The proud owner of a thriving Parisian architecture firm, co-founded with her brilliant new husband, Sophie had much to look forward to--including a visit to the island home of her favorite singer, Jacques Brel. For Barry Bleecker, the same trip was meant to mark a new beginning. Turning away from his dreary existence in Manhattan finance, Barry had set his sights on fine art, seeking creative inspiration on the other side of the world--just like his idol, Paul Gauguin. But when their small plane is downed in the middle of the South Pacific, the sole survivors of the wreck are left with one common goal: to survive. Stranded hundreds of miles from civilization, on an island the size of a large city block, the two castaways must reconcile their differences and learn to draw on one another's strengths if they are to have any hope of making it home. Told in mesmerizing prose, with charm and rhythm entirely its own, Castle of Water is more than just a reimagining of the classic castaway story. It is a stirring reflection on love's restorative potential, as well as a poignant reminder that home--be it a flat in Paris, a New York apartment, or a desolate atoll a world away--is where the heart is"-- Provided by publisher.
Publisher: New York : Thomas Dunne Books, 2017
ISBN: 9781250098238
Branch Call Number: eBook
Characteristics: 1 online resource
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Additional Contributors: OverDrive, Inc


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Apr 17, 2019

I took a few days to recover before commenting on this reading experience. Upon finishing, my emotions were all over the place and I couldn't truly define all that I was feeling. What I now know after that respite is that Castle of Water deserves my 5 star rating. This book might not be perfect for every person, but the barrage of emotions I can attribute to this story are a testament to the author's evocative writing. I want to dive back in and demand more words, pages, and chapters of Barry's life. I'm not quite ready to leave him and Sophie.

Castle of Water was harrowing, heartbreaking, and also hopeful. It was not a romance, but it had romantic elements and I cared for this couple and their outcome. The events they experienced felt realistic and their reactions warranted. I was invested in every single moment. While I hurt over what this couple endured, I am content with the author's journey and conclusion. I'm thrilled over the discovery of this novel and look forward to more.


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