"Ruslan slipped away from the cafe and the curious onlookers. He began to run, not knowing exactly why, but instinct making him head away from the sea. His bare feet hurt, so he stopped at the house for a pair of sandals and snatched a yellow shirt from the front table as well...
And in the distance, along the seafront of Ujung Karang, screams rose from a hundred, a thousand, mouths."
Sarah is on holiday sailing with her family when their boat is crushed by the tsunami. She and her brother make it ashore but their mother is killed and their father is missing. Ruslan has lived in Indonesia all his life, and can't believe the destruction that the sea has caused. Searching for his dad, Ruslan meets Sarah, and their lives are thrown together in the aftermath of the devastation.
A riveting story of hope in the face of destruction, from an author who witnessed the tragedy first-hand.
- Publication Date:
- 01 / 01 / 2007
- 129 x 198mm