In this haunting new novel, Katerina Klova and her mother are crossing the Atlantic by ocean liner. When Anne suffers a psychotic breakdown, Katerina is left alone on a ship full of strangers who span classes and stations, all of whom carry their ambitions, fears and obsessions with them. For a seventeen-year-old girl, the daughter of an ambassador, it's an exciting, frightening world to navigate. Through the eyes of Katerina and her own family's place within a fracturing world, we see the way damage, yet also hope, are passed from one generation to another. A.S. Patric's writing in Atlantic Black is achingly tender, the tone merciless but heartbreaking in its compassion.The story takes place over one day and night, New Year's Eve, 1939. The RMS Aquitania steams across the Atlantic ocean. On the horizon the world is about to explode.
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Atlantic BlackUser Review - Thorpe-Bowker and Contributors - Books+Publishing
Seventeen-year-old Katerina is an ambassador's daughter on the precipice-and perhaps already over the edge-of womanhood. Travelling on board the transatlantic ocean liner RMS Aquitania en route to her ... Read full review