Gone to Drift

2015 Second Place Burt Award for Caribbean Young Adult Literature
Publisher: 
Papillote Press
Pub Date: 
February 2016
Pages: 
276
Fiction
Paperback
ISBN: 
9780993108617
Price: 
$21.95

Lloyd comes from a long line of fishermen. Growing up in Kingston, Jamaica, Lloyd feels most at home with the sea and his grandfather, Maas Conrad, at his side.
When his grandfather doesn’t return from a fishing trip, Lloyd fears he has gone to drift. The sea may be in Lloyd’s blood, but as he searches for his grandfather, he discovers a side of the ocean—and the people who use it—that he’s never known before.
Told in the alternating voices of Lloyd and Maas Conrad, Gone to Drift is a moving story of family, courage, and the wonders of the oceans we call home.

"The relationships between boy and elder, man and sea, crime and poverty all lift McCaulay’s first children’s novel into a different league." Kirkus Review

"This book should be read in all schools... However, I would want all our young people to read it, to discuss it, and that seems to be the only way to get it to them. This is a beautiful book." -Diane Browne, Children Stories Author

 

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Lloyd comes from a long line of fishermen. Growing up in Kingston, Jamaica, Lloyd feels most at home with the sea and his grandfather, Maas Conrad, at his side.
When his grandfather doesn’t return from a fishing trip, Lloyd fears he has gone to drift. The sea may be in Lloyd’s blood, but as he searches for his grandfather, he discovers a side of the ocean—and the people who use it—that he’s never known before.
Told in the alternating voices of Lloyd and Maas Conrad, Gone to Drift is a moving story of family, courage, and the wonders of the oceans we call home.

"The relationships between boy and elder, man and sea, crime and poverty all lift McCaulay’s first children’s novel into a different league." Kirkus Review

"This book should be read in all schools... However, I would want all our young people to read it, to discuss it, and that seems to be the only way to get it to them. This is a beautiful book." -Diane Browne, Children Stories Author