Joel is fifteen and has left school, wanting to become a merchant sailor and travel far away from his home town in Northern Sweden. But first he must face up to the past and meet his mother who ran off when he was little. After such a long time how will Joel and his dad cope with such a reunion and will Joel ever sail the seas as he dreams...?
Internationally acclaimed author HENNING MANKELL has written the eight novels in the Kurt Wallander Mystery series, among many other novels set in Sweden or Africa. The books have been published in 35 countries and consistently top the bestseller lists. His novel Sidetracked won the CWA Gold Dagger in 2001. Born in the Swedish village of Sveg in 1948, Mankell now divides his time between Sweden and Maputo, Mozambique, where he is head of Teatro Avenida.