Disney-Hyperion

9781368048088

STARRED REVIEW

The Last True Poets of the Sea

Inspired by Shakespeare’s Twelfth Night, Julia Drake’s enthralling debut explores themes of identity, mental health, romance and family with grace and gravitas.

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Review of ‘The Last True Poets of the Sea’

The Larkins’ family history starts with a shipwreck off the coast of Maine in 1885. Fidelia Larkin, the only survivor of the sinking of the Lyric, persevered, founded the town of Lyric, Maine, married and started her family there. “Their love was our beginning” is Lyric’s unofficial slogan. 

Generations later, Fidelia’s descendants are adrift in…

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