The Boat Runner Signed Copy
In the tradition of All the Light We Cannot See and The Nightingale, THE BOAT RUNNER is a sweeping story of a wealthy Dutch family whose world is upended over the course the WWII Nazi occupation. As the family struggles to stay whole, we follow the youngest son through the forests of France, the stormy beaches of England, and deep within the secret missions of the German Navy, as he is confronted with the moral dilemma that will change his life forever. This is a novel that explores the true cost of war and questions what national borders really mean when weighed against a single human heart.
DEVIN MURPHY grew up near Buffalo, NY in a family with Dutch roots, and is currently an Assistant Professor of Creative Writing at Bradley University. His fiction has appeared in over 60 literary journals and anthologies, including The Missouri Review, Glimmer Train, The Chicago Tribune, New Stories from the Midwest, and Confrontation. He lives with his wife and children in Chicago.
“The Boat Runner is a satisfying page-turner, sure, but it is also an allegory for our time, a reminder of world war not so long ago, when fishermen, factory owners, children, and mothers became reluctant heroes, standing bravely against a sudden and twisted evil.”—Nickolas Butler, internationally bestselling author of Shotgun Lovesongs and The Hearts of Men
“An ambitious coming of age story...Murphy’s debut novel is a purposely limited view of war...but strong characters and compelling narrative convey the impact well beyond one family. An impressive debut.” —KIRKUS REVIEWS (starred review)
“A stellar account of wartime sacrifice, loss, and suspense."--PUBLISHERS WEEKLY