The Last Migration

The Last Migration

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Summary

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A dark past. An impossible journey. The will to survive.

How far would you go for love? Franny Stone is determined to go to the end of the earth, following the last of the Arctic terns on what may be their final migration to Antarctica.

As animal populations plummet and commercial fishing faces prohibition, Franny talks her way onto one of the few remaining boats heading south. But as she and the eccentric crew travel further from shore and safety, the dark secrets of Franny's life begin to unspool. A daughter's yearning search for her mother. An impulsive, passionate marriage. A shocking crime. Haunted by love and violence, Franny must confront what she is really running towards - and from.

The Last Migration is a wild, gripping and deeply moving novel from a brilliant young writer. From the west coast of Ireland to Australia and remote Greenland, through crashing Atlantic swells to the bottom of the world, this is an ode to the wild places and creatures now threatened, and an epic story of the possibility of hope against all odds.

'An extraordinary novel... as beautiful and as wrenching as anything I've ever read' Emily St. John Mandel

© Charlotte McConaghy 2021 (P) Penguin Audio 2021

Reviews

  • Compulsive stuff, driven at a cracking pace by the power of the elements and the fierce will of its single-minded narrator
    Stephanie Cross, Daily Mail

About the author

Charlotte McConaghy

Charlotte McConaghy is the author of the international bestseller Migrations, a TIME Best Book of the Year and Amazon.com's Best Fiction Book of the Year for 2020, which is being translated into over twenty languages. She has both a Graduate Degree in Screenwriting and a Masters Degree in Screen Arts, and lives in Sydney, Australia.
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