Set during and immediately following World War II, Sea Room tells the story of three generations of lobstermen and the rich lives they have built on the rugged coast of Maine. The Dupuy family, French Canadians who have made the Acadian Coast their home, live lives of quiet honor and warm simplicity. Until the war ravages their peaceful existence.
This is the story of how one generation reaches across to the next and offers enough love and hope to make living worthwhile again. It is about holding on to a dream—in this case building a fine sailboat—in order to hold on to love. By pursuing their dream, the Dupuys learn that those they have lost really do live on.
After a career as a management consultant and public speaking coach, Norman Gautreau left the profession to pursue his writing career. He and his wife drastically simplified their lives, sacrificing much of what they had accumulated, and today he writes full time, with his wife as a loving, but tough editor. They live in Wakefield, MA. Sea Room is his first novel.
“In Sea Room, Norman Gautreau transports the reader back in time when integrity and a higher purpose in life was not merely an aspiration but an honorable resolve. Thumbing through these exquisitely written pages, I found myself experiencing the wake of distant ships and retracing the footsteps of those who manned the helms of times gone by.”
— – David Baldacci, New York Times-bestselling author of Last Man Standing and Absolute Power
Publication Date: May 15, 2002
trim size: 9.1 x 6 x 0.9