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The Voyage Home (Paperback)

Jane Rogers

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ISBN 13: 978-1-58567-707-8
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11/29/2005

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Hailed by the New York Times Book Review as an ambitious and important writer, Jane Rogers has earned acclaim on both sides of the ocean for her signature blend of psychological intensity and resounding moral underpinnings. With The Voyage Home, she once again casts a spell of astounding depth. The Voyage Home is a dark and magnificent exploration of the relationships and actions that make us who we are.

Anne Harrington, voyages home from Nigeria to England after her father's burial. She lies on her state bed in a grief-stricken torpor, reading her father s diary and drawn into the world of her family s past. She is forced into action when an illegal stowaway begs her to help his deathly ill pregnant wife. She confides in the first mate and finds herself drawn into the shadowy and ambiguous world of seduction, lies, and murder. Back in England, Anne's need to punish herself for her part in the shipboard nightmare leads her into a relationship through which she finally discovers her own power and what she wants to do with it.

Dark and brooding, The Voyage Home is ultimately redemptive in Jane Rogers strong hand; it is a devastatingly intuitive exploration of the relationships and actions that make us who we are and that force us to become who we want to be.

Praise for Island:

"Poised Ms. Rogers has written an unsettling and resonant novel." Michiko Kakutani, The New York Times

Jane Rogers is the author of seven acclaimed novels, including Promised Lands (winner of the Writers Guild Best Novel Award), Her Living Image (winner of the Somerset Maugham Award), Mr. Wroe s Virgins (Runner up, Guardian Fiction award), and Island (Longlist, Orange prize).

Also available:
Island 1-58567-076-6
Mr. Wroe's Virgins 0-87951-702-6
Promised Lands 0-87951-753-0

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