*John Irving meets Annie Proulx in a magical novel about love and rivalry among the lobster pots* On two remote islands off the coast of Maine - Courne Haven and Fort Niles - generations of local lobstermen have fought each other over who has the right to fish the waters that divide them. Their unlikely saviour is eighteen-year-old Ruth Thomas, a smart, resilient, irredeemably romantic woman who avoids her destiny with a passion that serves only to draw it closer to her.
Elizabeth Gilbert is the author of Pilgrims, a finalist for the PEN/Hemingway Award. She works as writer-at-large for GQ, and has been nominated for a National Magazine Award. Her stories have been published in Esquire, GQ and the Paris Review.