Islands in the Stream

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Published posthumously, this story follows the adventures of Thomas Hudson, who established himself as an artist in the tropics, until he is called to serve in World War II by destroying submarines off the coast of Cuba.

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Hemingway’s last major novel, set in the Gulf Stream islands, captures the struggles of adult personal relationships in his consummate distinctive style.

‘He knew too what it was to live through a hurricane’

This is the last book Hemingway wrote before he died, the story of Thomas Hudson, an artist and adventurer. Living a bachelor’s life on an island in the Gulf Stream during the thirties, Hudson’s existence is dictated by the waves and tides. But when his sons come to visit, Hudson must grapple with the role of father and the unfamiliar demands of family.

A late work by one of America’s greatest writers.

‘Hemingway’s most deeply autobiographical piece of work’ Irish Times