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The boat runner

Devin Murphy

The boat runner

a novel

by Devin Murphy

  • 80 Want to read
  • 20 Currently reading

Published .
Written in English

    Subjects:
  • World War, 1939-1945,
  • Teenage boys,
  • Brothers,
  • Rescue,
  • Dutch Participation,
  • Fiction,
  • Hitler-Jugend,
  • Jews

  • About the Edition

    In the tradition of All The Light We Cannot See and The Nightingale, comes an incandescent debut novel about a young Dutch man who comes of age during the perilousness of World War II. Beginning in the summer of 1939, fourteen-year-old Jacob Koopman and his older brother, Edwin, enjoy lives of prosperity and quiet contentment. Many of the residents in their small Dutch town have some connection to the Koopman lightbulb factory, and the locals hold the family in high esteem. On days when they aren"t playing with friends, Jacob and Edwin help their Uncle Martin on his fishing boat in the North Sea, where German ships have become a common sight. But conflict still seems unthinkable, even as the boys" father naively sends his sons to a Hitler Youth Camp in an effort to secure German business for the factory. When war breaks out, Jacob"s world is thrown into chaos. The Boat Runner follows Jacob over the course of four years, through the forests of France, the stormy beaches of England, and deep within the secret missions of the German Navy, where he is confronted with the moral dilemma that will change his life-and his life"s mission-forever. Epic in scope and featuring a thrilling narrative with precise, elegant language, The Boat Runner tells the little-known story of the young Dutch boys who were thrown into the Nazi campaign, as well as the brave boatmen who risked everything to give Jewish refugees safe passage to land abroad. Through one boy"s harrowing tale of personal redemption, here is a novel about the power of people"s stories and voices to shine light through our darkest days, until only love prevails.

    Edition Notes

    Includes P.S. Insights, interviews & more....

    StatementDevin Murphy
    Classifications
    LC ClassificationsPS3563.U7285 B63 2017
    The Physical Object
    Pagination370, 13 pages
    Number of Pages370
    ID Numbers
    Open LibraryOL26931586M
    ISBN 100062658018
    ISBN 109780062658012
    OCLC/WorldCa1001724896

    The Boat Runner follows Jacob over the course of four years, through the forests of France, on the stormy beaches of England, and deep within the secret missions of the German navy, where he is confronted with the moral dilemma that will change his life - and his life's mission - forever. The Boat Runner A Novel (Book): Murphy, Devin: In the tradition of All The Light We Cannot See and The Nightingale, comes an incandescent debut novel about a young Dutch man who comes of age during the perilousness of World War II. Beginning in the summer of , fourteen-year-old Jacob Koopman and his older brother, Edwin, enjoy lives of prosperity and quiet .

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The Boat Runner is a satisfying page-turner, sure, but it is also an allegory for our time, a reminder of world war not so long ago, when fishermen, factory owners, children, and mothers became reluctant heroes, standing bravely against a sudden and twisted evil.” (Nickolas Butler, internationally best-selling author of SHOTGUN LOVESONGS and THE HEARTS OF MEN)/5().

The Boat Runner audio book, by Devin Murphy, read by Matthew Waterson, published by Harper Collins. This is a debut novel for this author and if I may say, an awesome one. This is the story of Jacob Koopman, a Dutchman, and his coming of age just before WW II/5(). The Boat Runner is a heartfelt, harrowing and well-researched story about a boy named Jacob who comes of age just as his small Dutch town is plunged into the horrors of World War II.

It’s very exciting—full of more action than any book I’ve read this year/5(). The Boat Runner follows Jacob over the course of four years, through the forests of France, the stormy beaches of England, and deep within the secret missions of the German Navy, where he is confronted with the moral dilemma that will change his life—and his life’s mission—forever.

Devin Murphy is the nationally bestselling author of The Boat Runner. His fiction has appeared in more than sixty literary journals and anthologies, including The Missouri Review, Glimmer Train, and Confrontation. He is an Associate Professor at Bradley University and lives in Chicago with his wife and kids/5(9).

The Boat Runner follows Jacob over the course of four years, through the forests of France, the stormy beaches of England, and deep within the secret missions of the German Navy, where he is confronted with the moral dilemma that will change his life—and his life’s mission—forever.

Murphy’s debut novel is a purposely limited view of war, as was The Red Badge of Courage, but strong characters and compelling narrative convey the impact well beyond one family.

An impressive debut. The Boat Runner follows Jacob over the course of four years, through the forests of France, the stormy beaches of England, and deep within the secret missions of the German Navy, where he is confronted with the moral dilemma that will change his life - and his life's mission - forever.

The Boat Runner. THE BOAT RUNNER is a sweeping story of a wealthy Dutch family, industrious owners of a light bulb factory in a small town, whose world is upended over the course the WWII Nazi occupation. Devin Murphy’s debut novel, “The Boat Runner,” tracks one man’s descent from his idyllic, small-town roots to the guilt-ridden life of a Nazi.

The Boat Runner is a satisfying page-turner, sure, but it is also an allegory for our time, a reminder of world war not so long ago, when fishermen, factory owners, children, and mothers became reluctant heroes, standing bravely against a sudden and twisted evil.” - Nickolas Butler, internationally best-selling author of SHOTGUN LOVESONGS and.

In The Boat Runner, Devin Murphy has given us a much-needed tale of redemption in dark times. Its truths will be with me for a long while.” — Nicholas Mainieri, author of The Infinite “Devin Murphy’s fantastic debut novel The Boat Runner is a lot of things—thrilling, tragic, well-paced—but maybe most of all, timely.

The Boat Runner follows Jacob over the course of four years, through the forests of France, the stormy beaches of England, and deep within the secret missions of the German Navy, where he is confronted with the moral dilemma that will change his life—and his life’s mission—forever/5(61).

The Boat Runner. Discussion Questions: 1. Jacob Koopman s mother is an organist, his brother is a brilliant painter, his father an inventor, and his uncle a mysterious fisherman.

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Devin Murphy’s debut novel, The Boat Runner, is a powerful examination of what it means to choose. Murphy has created a family on the edge of collapse, with characters facing near-impossible situations in a turbulent moral landscape which force us as readers to confront our own categorical thinking, and exchange it for insight into the.

Devin Murphy’s debut novel, The Boat Runner is a gripping World War II tale full of heart and suspense. Dutch teenager Jacob Koopman lived a comfortable life in Delfzijl before the German occupation.

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My latest book addiction is The Boat Runner by Devin Murphy, which publishes tomorrow.I got lucky enough to read this mesmerizing novel a bit early. Captivating and powerful, The Boat Runner takes the reader to the perilous world of WWII, where young Jacob Koopman’s life wildly shifts from the prosperity of his family’s lightbulb business to the darkness of Nazi .