Franny Stone can’t stay in one place for very long. Even when she is asleep her body insists on sleepwalking. Her greatest journey will follow the Arctic terns as they migrate from one pole to the other. Franny has convinced the captain of a fishing vessel to follow the terns halfway around the world, certain that the birds will lead them to thousands of fish. As the ship Saghani travels south, we learn of Franny’s tragic life, the lives of others aboard the boat as well as the ecological condition of our planet.
Beautifully written, Migrations is one of the most depressing novels I’ve read in a long time. If you are feeling down about what is happening in our world today, I urge you NOT to read Migration.