Hippolyte's Island by Barbara Hodgson
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In search of a new adventure, Hippolyte Webb, quixotic spirit, modern-day explorer, and natural historian, sets his sights on the Auroras, a group of tiny islands in the middle of the South Atlantic. His destination wouldn't be so unusual, except that these islands were last spotted almost two hundred years ago. Equipped with a centuries-old map, an inadequate sailboat, and an advance payment for a book about his quest, Hippolyte embarks on an unforgettable voyage, not just through unfamiliar seas but through the uncharted territory of his own mind and heart. This new novel by the author of The Sensualist and The Tattooed Map—lavishly illustrated with over forty illustrations—is an enigmatic tale bridging the space that lies between what we believe and what we know.

About Barbara Hodgson

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Barbara Hodgson is a Vancouver-based writer, photographer, and designer. Her illustrated novels include The Tattooed Map, The Sensualist, and Hippolyte's Island.
Published June 8, 2012 by Chronicle Books LLC. 288 pages
Genres: Literature & Fiction, Mystery, Thriller & Suspense, Science Fiction & Fantasy, Action & Adventure. Fiction

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Hodgson's cleverly illustrated novel takes the reader on a fabulous journey, not only to the Aurora Islands, a mysterious trio of land formations that obsess the eccentric and delightful Hippolyte Webb, but also on a touching pilgrimage of faith.

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