TITLE: Sea Wife
AUTHOR: Amity Gage
PUBLISHER: A. Knopf
PUB. YEAR: 2020SETTING: CT
RATING: - 4/5
The Sea Wife was an interesting read about a strained marriage and a man with a dream. A dream to give up his unsatisfying job, buy a boat and have his family sail the Caribbean with him for a year.
Michael Partlow is the unhappy husband, his wife Juliet is a stay-at-home mom with two young children, Sybil 7, and Georgie 2. For nearly a decade Juliet has been working on her PhD; she is also a woman who suffers from depression stemming from abuse as a child. Despite Juliet's concerns, she decides to go along with Michael's plans. What could possibly go wrong?
Based in part on true events, the story alternates between Michael and Juliet's experiences along their sailing journey. Michael's thoughts tare shared through journaling and Juliet's as she looks back once she has returned home. The story, sad at times, also has a good amount of joy and splendor as well. I enjoyed setting and the writing style which was a bit different, I would like to try other books by this author as well.