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Turbulent Wake (Paperback)

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A stark, eye-opening and exquisitely poignant new novel spanning the globe and probing the issues that define our times. As a young man comes to terms with his father's death, he is forced to face his own demons, and confront the possibility of change...

`This is a remarkably well-written, sophisticated novel in which the people and places all come alive on the page...' Literary Review

`Searing ... at times achieves the level of genuine poetry' Publishers Weekly

Ethan Scofield returns to the place of his birth to bury his father. Hidden in one of the upstairs rooms of the old man's house he finds a strange manuscript, a collection of stories that seems to cover the whole of his father's turbulent life.

As his own life starts to unravel, Ethan works his way through the manuscript, trying to find answers to the mysteries that have plagued him since he was a child. What happened to his little brother? Why was his mother taken from him?

And why, in the end, when there was no one else left, did his own father push him away?

Swinging from the coral cays of the Caribbean to the dangerous deserts of Yemen and the wild rivers of Africa, Turbulent Wake is a bewitching, powerful and deeply moving story of love and loss ... of the indelible damage we do to those closest to us and, ultimately, of the power of redemption in a time of change.

`The quality of Hardisty's writing and the underlying truth of his plots sets this above many other thrillers' West Australia

`Turbulent Wake is moving, it caused me to ache deep inside, oh, and it is also a rather beautiful read too' LoveReading

`The writing is sublime! SO different from the Claymore Straker series but just as compelling - a round-the-world journey through a lifetime of regrets. Wow!' Off-the-Shelf Books

`If you like literary fiction with heart then you MUST read the stunning Turbulent Wake - powerful, evocative, profound; I savoured every word' Karen Cole

`Turbulent Wake is a truly beautiful story ... what a special book this is' Jen Meds Book Reviews

`Evocative, compelling, a pull-at-your-heartstrings page turning read! A book that you will absorb into your very soul! Go and get a copy today!' Crime Book Junkie

`Turbulent Wake is a beautifully written and atmospheric read that will stay with me for a long time ... The author's vivid descriptions are wonderful and I felt like I had a fly on the wall view of everything that was happening' Over the Rainbow Book Blog

`Powerful, evocative, profound; I savoured every word' Hair Past a Freckle

`Compelling and inspiring, it is an adventure, a journey, a exploration of life, a fascinating novel' Swirl & Thread

`Heartbreaking, honest, wonderful. This novel needs to be read by many, so they can see what damage they cause' Steph's Book Blog

Fiction & PoetryModern & contemporary fiction post c 1945 Publisher: Orenda Books Publication Date: 16/05/2019 ISBN-13: 9781912374717  Details: Type: Paperback Format: Books
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Paul E Hardisty is a university professor and CEO of the Australian Institute of Marine Science. His previous books include The Evolution of Fear, Reconciliation for the Dead, Absolution and The Abrupt Physics of Dying, which was shortlisted for the CWA John Creasey (New Blood) Dagger and Telegraph Thriller of the Year).

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