Landfalls: A Novel
Publish date: 2015-08-04
Publisher: Farrar, Straus and Giroux
Pages no: 336
Edition language: English
I was really attracted to this book. From the beautiful cover to the promising description (“grounded in historical fact . . . refracted through a powerful imagination”), Landfalls appeared to me a definite win. Then it went nowhere for me. That is to say, it was incredibly dry, which is ironic cons...
An epic voyage, undertaken with the grandest of ambitions. I had no previous knowledge of the Lapérouse expedition before I read this book and I did not read about it on the internet until I just had a couple of pages left of the book to read. Two frigates left Brest in 1785 with two hundred men o...