The Voyage

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On a June morning in the last century's infancy, Cyrus Braithwaite without explanation orders his three teenage sons to sail from their Maine home and not return until September. the three boys and a friend board the Braithwaite's forty-six-foot schooner and begin a perilous journey down the East Coast, bound for the Florida Keys. A storm abruptly ends their passage, leaving them stranded in Cuba, but when they telegraph their father for help, he does not respond. After their ordeal is over, no one in the family ever again mentions the voyage. Now, almost a century later, Cyrus's great-grandaughter Sybil is determined to know the hidden heart of the story: Why did Cyrus send his sons to sea Why was their mother in a Boston hospital What role was played in the drama by Lockwood Braithwaite, the enigmatic child of Cyrus's first marriage Sybil's discoveries will change the way she thinks about herself, her family, and the America whose ideals the Braithwaites once embodied. On a June morning in the last century's infancy, Cyrus Braithwaite without explanation orders his three teenage sons to sail from their Maine home and not return until September. the three boys and a friend board the Braithwaite's forty-six-foot schooner and begin a perilous journey down the East Coast, bound for the Florida Keys. A storm abruptly ends their passage, leaving them stranded in Cuba, but when they telegraph their father for help, he does not respond. After their ordeal is over, no one in the family ever again mentions the voyage. Now, almost a century later, Cyrus's great-grandaughter Sybil is determined to know the hidden heart of the story: Why did Cyrus send his sons to sea? Why was their mother in a Boston hospital? What role was played in the drama by Lockwood Braithwaite, the enigmatic child of Cyrus's first marriage? Sybil's discoveries will change the way she thinks about herself, her family, and the America whose ideals the Braithwaites once embodied.