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The Last Migration by Charlotte McConaghy

The Last Migration

Charlotte McConaghy

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Imprint: Chatto & Windus
Publisher: Vintage Publishing
Publication date: 28 Jan 2021
ISBN: 9781784743178

Franny Stone is determined to go to the end of the earth, following the last of the Arctic terns on what may be their final migration to Antarctica.As animal populations plummet and commercial fishing faces prohibition, Franny talks her way onto one of the few remaining boats heading south.

4 stars out of 5
6 Aug 2020

"aching, poignant and pressing debut"

The Last Migration is nonetheless an aching and poignant book, and one that’s pressing in its timeliness. It’s often devastating in its depictions of grief, especially the wider, harder to grasp grief of living in a world that has changed catastrophically, where governments and scientists are scrambling to ameliorate what harm they can – choosing, for example, which particular animals are the most important to try to save (pollinators, like insects and bats), and which to let disappear forever.