My Sisters, Don't Fall for Sailors

Original title: Mes soeurs, n’aimez pas les marins

Author: Nicolas, Grégory

Publication Date:

March 2023

Pages:

352

Original language and publisher

French | Les Escales

Territories Handled

Worldwide excl. French

Genre

Literary Fiction

My Sisters, Don't Fall for Sailors

Original title: Mes soeurs, n’aimez pas les marins

Author: Nicolas, Grégory

Synopsis

1942, on the coast of Brittany. Four lives are intertwined between calm mornings and the fury of storms. Those of Perrine and her son Jean, who, in the middle of the Second World War, decides to embark on a ship at sixteen, against the advice of his mother. Then it is the meeting between Jean and Paulette, love at first sight, the birth of Pierre.

However, when happiness seems here to stay, the sea returns to tears it away with violence. Therefore, one day, the young Paulette decides to break the chains of fate: Pierre, her little boy, will never be a sailor. She takes him, as the wolves do, as far from the shore as possible. But, the sea, again and again, has tricks from which no one can escape…

Marketing Information

  • Author’s latest novel, Les Fils du pêcheur, was shortlisted for the 2022 Pocket Readers’ Grand Prix.