My Sisters, Don't Fall for Sailors
Original title: Mes soeurs, n’aimez pas les marins
An incredibly strong novel, delicate and modest. An absolutely wonderful read that gives chills. —Gérard Collard, Le magazine de la santé
A great novel of love and adventure that pays a moving tribute to these women from whom the sea has taken everything and who never give up.
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…
- Author’s latest novel, Les Fils du pêcheur, was shortlisted for the 2022 Pocket Readers’ Grand Prix.