The Stranger from the Sea
by Paul Binding.
In 1885 a Norwegian sailor, Hans Lungstrand, is shipwrecked in the English Channel. He moves into the boardinghouse of an aspiring journalist, Martin Bridges, to convalesce. A friendship between the two young men causes Martin to rexamine his relationships with everyone around him.
In this tribute to Ibsen's classic The Lady from the Sea, the backstories created for the characters unfold in tandem with the secret romances, rivalries, and heartaches of a seemingly unremarkable town. The result is a lyrical and quietly captivating novel .
Paperback, 349pp. 2019