The Fishers of Paradise

The Fishers of Paradise Rating:
List Price: unavailable
Sale Price: Too low to display.
Availability: unspecified

Product Description

"unputdownable!" Susie Moloney, author of The ThirteenAs Egypt Fisher learns, there's a power to be mined in keeping secrets, and lies quickly take on a life of their own.1930. The boathouse community of Cootes Paradise is under siege. The squatters' shacks that line the shores of Dundas Marsh stand in the way of an ambitious politician's "City Beautiful" plans. When a handsome drifter settles there, Egypt Fisher and her mother both fall under his spell. No one expects Egypt's gambling con-man father to return after a mysterious six-year absence. But he does and he's furious. Unhinged by jealousy and a harrowing brush with the local mafia at a cockfight, he reveals a family secret that sets Egypt's world off-kilter and poisons her relationship with her mother. When Egypt tries to turn the situation to her own advantage, her lies set in motion a series of events with devastating consequences.The Fishers of Paradise is a story about choices and consequences, and a family pushed to the edge. In striving to cope with the emotional fallout from decisions made in the past, as well as all that fate and circumstance level at them, the Fishers discover that hope and love can thrive and families can reinvent themselves.Praise for The Wind Seller:"The novel is a literary page-turner, churning with thrilling scenes...seamlessly constructed."-- The Globe & Mail"The Wind Seller is carefully crafted and contains splendid descriptions of the Fundy coast and its communities...Ms. Preston is deft at creating a number of simultaneous plots and intricately detailed characters, smoothly moving her story to its completion without abandoning any of them along the way."-- The Chronicle Herald"a rollicking saga that's lusty and satisfying. . . .Preston has an adroit way with a plot; when she segues from one character's storyline to another, in the narrative's present day or in flashback, it is seamless. Her characters are believable, resilient and quirky, and her prose is thrilling."-- The Hamilton Spectator"A romance, a mystery, an intimate social drama, The Wind Seller is brimming with visceral dangers and lusts."-- Andrew Pyper, author of The Wildfire Season and The DemonologistPraise for Tent of Blue:"Tent of Blue is an ambitious debut novel...Preston's rich and vivid evocation of the two main characters and their vastly differing milieus is crucial to the novel's themes: Yvonne and Anton's relationships with their mothers (not to mention their absent fathers) mirror one another, while the backstage sequences of Yvonne's music-hall past provide a fascinating counterpoint to Anton's furtive adolescent longings. Preston shifts easily between the two narrative strands, never allowing one to overshadow the other."-- Quill & QuireThe story of a boy and his mother striving to create themselves as they learn to live heroically, despite the scathing violence of love. A novel that lingers long after the final page.--Shauna Singh Baldwin, author of What the Body Remembers

Details

No features available.

The Fishers of Paradise 4.1 out of 5 based on 26 ratings. 228 user reviews
Bargain Book Finds The Fishers of Paradise "unputdownable!" Susie Moloney, author of The ThirteenAs Egypt Fisher learns, there's a power to be mined in keeping secrets, and lies quickly take on a life of their own.1930. The boathouse community of Cootes Paradise is under siege. The squatters' shacks that line the shores of Dundas Marsh stand in the way of an ambitious politician's "City Beautiful" plans. When a handsome drifter settles there, Egypt Fisher and her mother both fall under his spell. No one expects Egypt's gambling con-man father to return after a mysterious six-year absence. But he does and he's furious. Unhinged by jealousy and a harrowing brush with the local mafia at a cockfight, he reveals a family secret that sets Egypt's world off-kilter and poisons her relationship with her mother. When Egypt tries to turn the situation to her own advantage, her lies set in motion a series of events with devastating consequences.The Fishers of Paradise is a story about choices and consequences, and a family pushed to the edge. In striving to cope with the emotional fallout from decisions made in the past, as well as all that fate and circumstance level at them, the Fishers discover that hope and love can thrive and families can reinvent themselves.Praise for The Wind Seller:"The novel is a literary page-turner, churning with thrilling scenes...seamlessly constructed."-- The Globe & Mail"The Wind Seller is carefully crafted and contains splendid descriptions of the Fundy coast and its communities...Ms. Preston is deft at creating a number of simultaneous plots and intricately detailed characters, smoothly moving her story to its completion without abandoning any of them along the way."-- The Chronicle Herald"a rollicking saga that's lusty and satisfying. . . .Preston has an adroit way with a plot; when she segues from one character's storyline to another, in the narrative's present day or in flashback, it is seamless. Her characters are believable, resilient and quirky, and her prose is thrilling."-- The Hamilton Spectator"A romance, a mystery, an intimate social drama, The Wind Seller is brimming with visceral dangers and lusts."-- Andrew Pyper, author of The Wildfire Season and The DemonologistPraise for Tent of Blue:"Tent of Blue is an ambitious debut novel...Preston's rich and vivid evocation of the two main characters and their vastly differing milieus is crucial to the novel's themes: Yvonne and Anton's relationships with their mothers (not to mention their absent fathers) mirror one another, while the backstage sequences of Yvonne's music-hall past provide a fascinating counterpoint to Anton's furtive adolescent longings. Preston shifts easily between the two narrative strands, never allowing one to overshadow the other."-- Quill & QuireThe story of a boy and his mother striving to create themselves as they learn to live heroically, despite the scathing violence of love. A novel that lingers long after the final page.--Shauna Singh Baldwin, author of What the Body Remembers http://ecx.images-amazon.com/images/I/41nW6YJ70eL._SL160_.jpg
http://indiebookoftheday.com/the-fishers-of-paradise-2/

Comments

comments