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Migrations (original 2020; edição 2021)

por Charlotte McConaghy (Autor)

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"Franny Stone has always been a wanderer. By following the ocean's tides and the birds that soar above, she can forget the losses that have haunted her life. But when the wild she so loves begins to disappear, Franny can no longer wander without a destination. She arrives in remote Greenland with one purpose: to find the world's last flock of Arctic terns and follow them on their final migration. She convinces Ennis Malone, captain of the Saghani, to take her onboard, winning over his salty, eccentric crew with promises that the birds she is tracking will lead them to fish. As the Saghani fights its way south, Franny's new shipmates begin to realize that the beguiling scientist in their midst is not who she seems. Battered by night terrors, accumulating a pile of letters to her husband, and dead set on following the terns at any cost, Franny is full of dark secrets. When the story of her past begins to unspool, Ennis and his crew must ask themselves what Franny is really running toward-and running from. Propelled by a narrator as fierce and fragile as the terns she is following, Migrations is a shatteringly beautiful ode to the wild places and creatures now threatened. But at its heart, it is about the lengths we will go, to the very edges of the world, for the people we love"--… (mais)
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Título:Migrations
Autores:Charlotte McConaghy (Autor)
Informação:Flatiron Books (2021), 288 pages
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An absorbing futurist tale of species extinction and the last Arctic terns chased by a hungry herring fishing boat. The crew and their boat end up scattered to Antarctica sought by authorities. Guided by a troubled but determined young woman who's tagged a couple of the birds and traces them on her laptop, we learn though flashbacks of her peripatetic background and sketchy history. The tale kept me up way too late and while not my usual fare, I was completely taken with the writing and the story. ( )
  featherbooks | May 7, 2024 |
Set in the not too distant future when climate change has wiped out most of the wildlife on earth. In Greenland, Franny Stone joined one of the last fishing boats in an attempt to follow the last Arctic terns on their migration to the Antarctic - a move that she promises will lead the boat to fish. It was hard to understand why she would do this, an action that could harm the migrating birds and deplete ocean wildlife even more. That was just one of the problems I had with this book. So much was omitted about what else was happening besides the empty oceans and sky.

Fragments of Franny’s troubled past are woven into the story along the way. At first I associated her dismal nomadic life with the terns’ migration, but eventually it began to appear more like McConaghy had two stories in mind and scrambled them together without much attention to continuity. I’ve heard so many good reports about this book and was surprised to find that it was not to my liking. The unexpected ending did not make up for a disappointing read. ( )
  VivienneR | Apr 7, 2024 |
The novel had an interesting premise: A young woman must convince a sailing vessel to sail all the way south to Antartica, following the probable last migration of the Arctic Tern. The problem I had is that the protagonist was unlikeable, untrustworthy and never was up front with just about everyone in her life. The author unpacks little background secrets along the way and eventually at the end of the novel comes the shocking denouement. I wanted to see the end of the story simply to discover if their trip was successful. The author paints a grim picture of a future world being stripped of species one after another and this she did very well. ( )
  EZLivin | Mar 30, 2024 |
It was... fine? The characters aren't super believable; I was often being told _why_ a character was doing something but it still didn't seem entirely consistent with they'd be introduced as. The plot moves by surprises; there's no sense of "of _course_ this is happening, this makes perfect sense for this character". Deals with a whole bunch of very heavy themes but feel like they're superficial in their treatment, e.g. prison, self-harm, sexual assault. I felt the same way about the theme of "we've treated the world terribly and everything is dying"; like I was being bashed over the head with it a bunch throughout the book but it wasn't really integrated into the plot. It felt like a weak premise.

The last work of fiction I read was [b:A Little Life|22822858|A Little Life|Hanya Yanagihara|https://i.gr-assets.com/images/S/compressed.photo.goodreads.com/books/1446469353l/22822858._SY75_.jpg|42375710] which has similar levels of dark characters with dark pasts, but they're all extremely believable; you can see how the actions they're taking make perfect sense given all the other actions they've taken in the book? It was harder not rolling my eyes at a few moments of this book because it felt comparatively slapped together. I didn't want to cry for the characters in _The Last Migration_ like I did in _A Little Life_.

Having said that, I enjoyed it, it has nice moments, there's a good sense of adventure. ( )
  capnfabs | Mar 9, 2024 |
There's hardly anything more depressing than the premise of following the last seasonal migration of Arctic terns, knowing that they may be the only birds left alive in the wild. Many other large animals have already died out. The world we are about to witness is the future version of our own that we do not wish to see, but do little to avoid.

Franny Stone is on a mission to follow these birds on what may be their ultimate journey. However, it becomes evident at the beginning of the novel that Franny Smith is not just another scientist doing her job. The terns are fascinating birds, doing the longest migration of any species. But Franny herself is driven by motion as well. This is personal.

In a small Greenland town, she meets a crew of a fishing ship who she talks into assisting her and so the journey begins. I loved the characters as they are very life-like, with Ahab-like captain Ennis with an air of mystery around him.
As the ship travels south to follow the birds, in hope of one last "good catch" before fishing is outlawed, we jump back in time to learn what made Franny do this.

I picked this up expecting a cli-fi novel which would be heartbreaking (because most of them are) and maybe a little bit hopeful.
What I found was an incredibly well-written, character-driven story.

The environmental story is still very important and present, but not as a backdrop. It is a mirror of an inner landscape as much as it is the outside reality. It works so well because it is so simple.
We are lead on a journey, through space and time, but also through the heart of human nature.

This is also why I have to dismiss the negative comments I heard about this novel being unrealistic. This is not THAT type of cli-fi built primarily and solely around scientific speculation. This book goes deeper into how we mentally and emotionally deal with the consequences of the world void of meaning.

Can we exist when the world we knew and the world that could've been are no more? What's left when everyone we care about is gone?

5 stars.

( )
  ZeljanaMaricFerli | Mar 4, 2024 |
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Young adult novelist McConaghy (the Chronicles of Kaya series) makes her adult debut with the clunky chronicle of Franny Stone, a troubled woman who follows a flock of endangered Arctic terns on what is believed to be their final migration home. While McConaghy’s plot is engaging, her writing can be a heavy-handed distraction (“out flies my soul, sucked through my pores”). Lovers of ornithology and intense drama will find what they need in this uneven tale.
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"Franny Stone has always been a wanderer. By following the ocean's tides and the birds that soar above, she can forget the losses that have haunted her life. But when the wild she so loves begins to disappear, Franny can no longer wander without a destination. She arrives in remote Greenland with one purpose: to find the world's last flock of Arctic terns and follow them on their final migration. She convinces Ennis Malone, captain of the Saghani, to take her onboard, winning over his salty, eccentric crew with promises that the birds she is tracking will lead them to fish. As the Saghani fights its way south, Franny's new shipmates begin to realize that the beguiling scientist in their midst is not who she seems. Battered by night terrors, accumulating a pile of letters to her husband, and dead set on following the terns at any cost, Franny is full of dark secrets. When the story of her past begins to unspool, Ennis and his crew must ask themselves what Franny is really running toward-and running from. Propelled by a narrator as fierce and fragile as the terns she is following, Migrations is a shatteringly beautiful ode to the wild places and creatures now threatened. But at its heart, it is about the lengths we will go, to the very edges of the world, for the people we love"--

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