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The boat runner : a novel

Author: Devin Murphy; Matthew Waterson
Publisher: New York : HarperAudio, New York, NY : Harper Audio, 2017. [2017]
Edition/Format:   eAudiobook : Fiction : English : UnabridgedView all editions and formats
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In the tradition of All The Light We Cannot See and The Nightingale, comes an incandescent debut novel about a young Dutch man who comes of age during the perilousness of World War II. Beginning in the summer of 1939, fourteen-year-old Jacob Koopman and his older brother, Edwin, enjoy lives of prosperity and quiet contentment. Many of the residents in their small Dutch town have some connection to the Koopman  Read more...
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Genre/Form: Downloadable audio books
Audiobooks
Fiction
Historical fiction
Additional Physical Format: Source record:
Murphy, Devin.
Boat runner.
New York, NY : Harper Audio, [2017]
(OCoLC)1001960280
Material Type: Fiction, Audio book, etc., Sound recording, Internet resource
Document Type: Internet Resource, Computer File, Sound Recording
All Authors / Contributors: Devin Murphy; Matthew Waterson
ISBN: 9780062790804 0062790803
OCLC Number: 1003133376
Performer(s): Read by Matthew Waterson.
Description: 1 online resource (1 audio file (11 hr., 52 min., 33 sec.))
Responsibility: Devin Murphy.

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In the tradition of All The Light We Cannot See and The Nightingale, comes an incandescent debut novel about a young Dutch man who comes of age during the perilousness of World War II. Beginning in the summer of 1939, fourteen-year-old Jacob Koopman and his older brother, Edwin, enjoy lives of prosperity and quiet contentment. Many of the residents in their small Dutch town have some connection to the Koopman lightbulb factory, and the locals hold the family in high esteem. On days when they aren't playing with friends, Jacob and Edwin help their Uncle Martin on his fishing boat in the North Sea, where German ships have become a common sight. But conflict still seems unthinkable, even as the boys' father naively sends his sons to a Hitler Youth Camp in an effort to secure German business for the factory. When war breaks out, Jacob's world is thrown into chaos. The Boat Runner follows Jacob over the course of four years, through the forests of France, the stormy beaches of England, and deep within the secret missions of the German Navy, where he is confronted with the moral dilemma that will change his life--and his life's mission--forever. Epic in scope and featuring a thrilling narrative with precise, elegant language, The Boat Runner tells the little-known story of the young Dutch boys who were thrown into the Nazi campaign, as well as the brave boatmen who risked everything to give Jewish refugees safe passage to land abroad. Through one boy's harrowing tale of personal redemption, here is a novel about the power of people's stories and voices to shine light through our darkest days, until only love prevails.

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