Danaé Berrubé-Portanguen, known as “Poussin”, has the rare gift of being able to swim. Orphan, alternately rescuer and shipwrecker, she lives in the middle of the Atlantic, on the island of Ys, cradle of a people obsessed with honor and courage. An island where even the landlubbers boast of being sailors, where only the bravest have the privilege of living in the fortified city sheltered from the great tides of the equinox. Following the destiny of the residents who must share beaches and margins, Danaé Poussin will submit to the cycles that animate the movements of the sea as well as those that govern the hearts of men.
Les marins ne savent pas nager is for those who, one day, wondered if it was the rising waters that made them cry or their tears that made the waters rise. Dominique Scali signs a breathtaking maritime adventure novel set in an alternative 18th century salted by sea spray and filled with the cruelty of the wind.