159 x 241 x 28mm
THE LIFEBOAT is a daring and adventurous novel set just before the First World War. It begins in a courtroom, where an enigmatic young woman named Grace Sachs is on trial; in flashback, we learn why...
A powerful tale set at the turn of the twentieth century, THE LIFEBOAT is the story of Grace Sachs, an enigmatic young woman whose life is forever altered when the ocean liner on which she is honeymooning mysteriously explodes. Her husband secures her a place on a lifeboat with a group of strangers, but they soon realise their boat is over capacity and that they must reduce their numbers in order to survive.
Over the course of three perilous weeks the passengers plot, scheme, gossip and console and betray one another while sitting inches apart.
THE LIFEBOAT is a page-turning story of moral dilemmas but also the moving and memorable story of Grace's determination to fight for her place - in the boat and in the world.