As Long As There Are Islands Left

Original title: Tant qu’il reste des îles

Author: Dumont, Martin

Publication Date:

May 2020

Pages:

224

Original language and publisher

French | Delcourt

Territories Handled

Dutch, English (North America), Nordic Countries

Genre

Literary Fiction

As Long As There Are Islands Left

Original title: Tant qu’il reste des îles

Author: Dumont, Martin

Synopsis

An atmosphere novel about the last days of an island.

  • An invitation to set sail.
  • A depiction of the daily life of an island’s shipyard.
  • Characters with nuance and depth.

For months, the bridge that will connect the island to the mainland has been the only thing people are talking about. Some want to stop the construction in order to preserve this enchanting place, no matter what. As for Leni, he only wants to keep his distance. Taking a stand, putting himself out there, it’s not for him. Except with his daughter, whom he only sees every other week since he and his wife split up. He spends the rest of his time restoring boats at old Marcel’s shipyard, playing cards at the pub, sailing as much as possible. While the island’s economy is faltering and the bridge’s construction appears unavoidable, Leni suddenly understands that something has to change, both for the island and for himself.

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