The Boy Who Came Walking Home

The Boy Who Came Walking Home

by Peter Scott

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Author Peter Scott presents a prequel to his popular Something in the Water in a panoramic portrait of an extended Maine island family at the onset of World War I. The Boy Who Came Walking Home is a vivid depiction of a close-knit island society — its morals, bigotry, family strength, and compelling hold on its residents. In particular, it is the story of young Henry Coombs, who abruptly leaves this hardscrabble fishing community to join the army. Within the context of Henry's journey, the reader learns fascinating details about life in a military encampment, the war's effect on the Maine home front, and the devastation of the 1918 influenza epidemic. Scott's gift for period detail, subtle humor, and fully dimensional characters makes this an engrossing and haunting novel.

Product Details

ISBN-13: 9781608931347
Publisher: Down East Books
Publication date: 06/01/2003
Sold by: Barnes & Noble
Format: NOOK Book
Pages: 304
File size: 901 KB

About the Author

Peter Scott is the author of Something in the Water, (Down East, 2000) Lost Crusade (Naval Institute Press, 1998) and is a frequent contributor to Forbes FYI, Down East, and Maine Life magazines. Currently a teacher in Chagrin Falls, Ohio, Scott was a sternman aboard a lobster boat for several seasons off Isle au Haut. He still spends part of the summer on the island each year.

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