Castle of water / Dane Huckelbridge.

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      First Edition.
    • Abstract:
      Summary: "Two very different people, one very small island. For Sophie Ducel, her honeymoon in French Polynesia was intended as a celebration of life. The proud owner of a thriving Parisian architecture firm, co-founded with her brilliant new husband, Sophie had much to look forward to--including a visit to the island home of her favorite singer, Jacques Brel. For Barry Bleecker, the same trip was meant to mark a new beginning. Turning away from his dreary existence in Manhattan finance, Barry had set his sights on fine art, seeking creative inspiration on the other side of the world--just like his idol, Paul Gauguin. But when their small plane is downed in the middle of the South Pacific, the sole survivors of the wreck are left with one common goal: to survive. Stranded hundreds of miles from civilization, on an island the size of a large city block, the two castaways must reconcile their differences and learn to draw on one another's strengths if they are to have any hope of making it home. Told in mesmerizing prose, with charm and rhythm entirely its own, Castle of Water is more than just a reimagining of the classic castaway story. It is a stirring reflection on love's restorative potential, as well as a poignant reminder that home--be it a flat in Paris, a New York apartment, or a desolate atoll a world away--is where the heart is"-- Provided by publisher.
    • ISBN:
      9781250098221 (hardcover)
      125009822X (hardcover)
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      HUCKELBRIDGE, D. Castle of water. [s.l.] : Thomas Dunne Books/St. Martin’s Press, 2017. Disponível em: . Acesso em: 23 out. 2019.
    • AMA:
      Huckelbridge D. Castle of Water. Thomas Dunne Books/St. Martin’s Press; 2017. Accessed October 23, 2019.
    • APA:
      Huckelbridge, D. (2017). Castle of water. Thomas Dunne Books/St. Martin’s Press. Retrieved from
    • Chicago/Turabian: Author-Date:
      Huckelbridge, Dane. 2017. Castle of Water. Thomas Dunne Books/St. Martin’s Press.
    • Harvard:
      Huckelbridge, D. (2017) Castle of water. Thomas Dunne Books/St. Martin’s Press. Available at: (Accessed: 23 October 2019).
    • Harvard: Australian:
      Huckelbridge, D 2017, Castle of water, Thomas Dunne Books/St. Martin’s Press, viewed 23 October 2019, .
    • MLA:
      Huckelbridge, Dane. Castle of Water. Thomas Dunne Books/St. Martin’s Press, 2017. EBSCOhost,
    • Chicago/Turabian: Humanities:
      Huckelbridge, Dane. Castle of Water. Thomas Dunne Books/St. Martin’s Press, 2017.
    • Vancouver/ICMJE:
      Huckelbridge D. Castle of water [Internet]. Thomas Dunne Books/St. Martin’s Press; 2017 [cited 2019 Oct 23]. Available from:


Booklist Reviews 2017 March #2

In a romantic and semirealistic take on the desert island tale, first time novelist Huckelbridge, whose earlier works have been nonfiction (The United States of Beer, 2016) throws an American aspiring painter and an attractive, young French architect together on a tiny island in the South Pacific. After the small plane carrying former financier Barry and newlywed Sophie crashes, killing both the pilot and Sophie's new husband, the two wash up on a deserted island hundreds of miles from anywhere, where they spend years eating bananas, catching fish, building a boat, and falling in love. Huckelbridge's wry, detached voice at first doesn't seem to suit the material, and present-day scenes of a mysterious man visiting a cemetery in Paris hint strongly at the path the novel will take. The author's firm grasp, however, on the mechanics of island living and the dangers the characters face as well as his affection for his frequently bewildered characters make for a diverting if sentimental story with just enough detours from the obvious path to keep it from predictability. Copyright 2017 Booklist Reviews.