Publisher description for The pull of the ocean / Jean-Claude Mourlevat ; translated from the French by Y. Maudet.
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On a stormy night, little Yann Doutreleau wakes up his six older brothers, all twins. He lets them know that they must flee their home--or risk being killed by their violent father. Without question, the siblings follow Yann into the wet darkness. And so begins their remarkable odyssey toward the ocean--as well as an unforgettable story of brotherhood.
The social worker investigating the Doutreleau family, the truck driver who gives the boys a lift, the police officer who believes they've run away, the baker who gives them bread--each of the many people the seven boys encounter gives a stirring account of what he or she witnesses. The twins themselves add their voices, as do the Doutreleau parents; but not until the end of the journey does little Yann express his reasons for his galvanizing actions.
Library of Congress subject headings for this publication:
Size -- Fiction.
Twins -- Fiction.
Brothers -- Fiction.
Mutism, Elective -- Fiction.
France -- Fiction.