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The Road to Atlantis [Reading] ➸ The Road to Atlantis By Leo Brent Robillard – Natus-physiotherapy.co.uk Following the coast on their summer vacation, the Henrys stop at the beach to break up the monotony of their road trip Matty and Nat build castles in the sand as Anne and David take turns minding the Following the coast on their summer vacation, the Henrys stop at the beach to The Road ePUB í break up the monotony of their road trip Matty and Nat build castles in the sand as Anne and David take turns minding the children A moment of distraction, a blink of the eye, and the life they know is swept away foreverLike shipwrecks lost at sea, each member of the family sinks under the weight of their shared tragedy All seems lost but life is long There are many ways to heal a wound, there are many ways to form a family, and as the Henrys discover, there are many roads to Atlantis.

    The Road to Atlantis eBook ✓ The Road ePUB í blink of the eye, and the life they know is swept away foreverLike shipwrecks lost at sea, each member of the family sinks under the weight of their shared tragedy All seems lost but life is long There are many ways to heal a wound, there are many ways to form a family, and as the Henrys discover, there are many roads to Atlantis."/>
  • Paperback
  • 248 pages
  • The Road to Atlantis
  • Leo Brent Robillard
  • English
  • 04 December 2018
  • 0888015550

About the Author: Leo Brent Robillard

Leo Brent Robillard is an award winning author and educator His novels include Leaving The Road ePUB í Wyoming, which was listed in Bartley s Top Five in the Globe and Mail for best first fiction of Houdini s Shadow, which was translated into Spanish and Drift which was long listed for Canada s Relit Award His most recent novel is The Road To Atlantis, released in September Robillard s work has also appeared in magazines and journals at home and abroad, including Arc, CV, The Fiddlehead, Grain, Prairie Fire, Queen s Quarterly, and Verge In , he received the Premier s Award for Teacher of the Year in the province of Ontario.



10 thoughts on “The Road to Atlantis

  1. J.P. McLean J.P. McLean says:

    A Heartfelt Read The Road to Atlantis intrigued me when I read about it on Susan Toy s Reading Recommendations blog, and it didn t disappoint The Road to Atlantis tells the story of an ordinary family dealing with an extraordinary loss In the aftermath, each character takes a different path in search of a new equilibrium.Characters are the heart of this story, and the author has done a masterful job creating seemingly simple characters who are anything but Robillard effectively drags the re A Heartfelt Read The Road to Atlantis intrigued me when I read about it on Susan Toy s Reading Recommendations blog, and it didn t disappoint The Road to Atlantis tells the story of an ordinary family dealing with an extraordinary loss In the aftermath, each character takes a different path in search of a new equilibrium.Characters are the heart of this story, and the author has done a masterful job creating seemingly simple characters who are anything but Robillard effectively drags the reader on a painful trek through the prickly brambles of grief Robillard manages to draw out emotions using language so subtle, I found myself searching for how he did it The Road to Atlantis would appeal to readers interested in exploring the human condition

  2. Shadoh Shadoh says:

    3plus.

  3. Madison Madison says:

    I don t need or want all my books to be full of sunshine and puppies, so I feel kind of bad for using the word downer to describe this book, but that s what this is I usually don t mind heavy subject matter, but The Road to Atlantis is so relentlessly miserable that I actually had trouble getting through it.And it s not just that the David and Anne have to deal with a horrifically sad situation after their daughter Natalie drowns while they are on vacation Yes, the circumstances are tough, b I don t need or want all my books to be full of sunshine and puppies, so I feel kind of bad for using the word downer to describe this book, but that s what this is I usually don t mind heavy subject matter, but The Road to Atlantis is so relentlessly miserable that I actually had trouble getting through it.And it s not just that the David and Anne have to deal with a horrifically sad situation after their daughter Natalie drowns while they are on vacation Yes, the circumstances are tough, but at every turn, every character picks the worst possible way of handling them, often making things harder for themselves because of their bad life choices It s to the point that it s hard to find a sympathetic character in the bunch because almost all of them are terrible people This is especially true of Kim, the girlfriend of David and Anne s son Matty Rude, inconsiderate, pretentious and self centred, I don t think I ve ever met a fictional character I so dearly wanted to punch in the face The prose was fairly strong, and Robillard used the same economy of language, precise verbs and short, clipped sentences that I ve come to associate with contemporary Canadian fiction But in this case, the sentences are almost too short there are whole paragraphs of simple sentences that are constructed almost identically I can kind of see what Robillard was going for, but I find it jarring Clocking in at less than 200 pages, it s a short read, but it seemed to go on forever, which is never a good sign It also gets less engaging as it progresses Miraculously, it manages to end on a positive ish note, but even that came a little out of left field, and it s not quite enough to redeem it

  4. Cameron Cameron says:

    I won this book from Goodreads Giveaways, and I didn t know much about it when I started It was kind of weird and slow most of the time The were a few moments that I actually liked, but most of the time I felt like we could have skipped over a lot of the material and not affected the story However, the story did show how much a tragedy can tear a family apart, and that was what I gathered to be the main point.

  5. Kristine Kristine says:

    I was really attracted to the concept, how one moment, a matter of seconds can destroy an entire family The first half of the book, the fall out, was really compelling I just don t know if the second half, the rebuilding, held up But I liked the character of Matty a lot He wasn t just a stereotype It makes me wonder what he d have achieved if he hadn t had such a tragic youth.

  6. David Coombs David Coombs says:

    This was a surprisingly compelling read Robillard creates characters of depth and places them in conflict with each other and uncontrollable circumstances Dialogue is sharp and restrained Every word is carefully measured and serves the story well Highly recommended.

  7. Gail Berman Gail Berman says:

    Thus far, a page turner

  8. Kerry Clare Kerry Clare says:

    After 6 months of being afraid to open this book, I devoured it and read it in two days So wonderful Watch for a review to come on my blog.

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