By A. Manette Ansay
From manhattan occasions bestselling writer A. Manette Ansay comes an unforgettable tale of 2 households united via tragedy -- and one woman's deeply emotional trip towards a decision she'd by no means suggestion attainable. On a normal morning in Fox Harbor, Wisconsin, Meg and Rex Van Dorn's lives are irrevocably altered while a inebriated motive force -- Meg's onetime ally, Cindy Ann Kreisler -- slams into the Van Dorns' motor vehicle, killing their six-year-old son, Evan. As Meg recovers from her personal accidents, she and Rex are surprised whilst Cindy Ann gets a trifling slap at the wrist. of their rage and grief, they purchase a ship to sail worldwide, hoping to place as a lot distance as attainable among themselves and Cindy Ann. but if Meg returns to Fox Harbor for a family members marriage ceremony, she's compelled to stand the advanced ties that bind her to the girl who has destroyed her peace.
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Only this time, it missed the safety lines and landed in the water like a sack of grain. What could I have done to save him? Thrown him the life preserver we kept in the cockpit. Turned on the engine. Lowered the sail the rest of the way, secured the boom, brought the boat around. All the while keeping him in sight, because once you lose sight of something in the water, you’re not going to find it again. Especially in the midst of a squall, when you can’t see as far as the bow. The large, orange duffel with our medical supplies had been flung from the locker above the forward berth all the way to the aft chart table.
At the bottom of the box was a plastic sleeve of photos: I slid them out, studied them deliberately, guiltily. My parents, arm in arm, on a Florida golf course. Toby at the fish store, grinning. Our house with its fieldstone walls, its watercolor views. And, finally, a single picture of Evan, taken a few weeks after Halloween, dressed up as SpongeBob SquarePants. He’d caught me out in the garage, slipping the costume into the Goodwill bag. ” he howled. “But you’ll be too big for it by then,” I said.
B lu e Wa t e r ~ 33 Because this is something we talked about doing, years ago, before Evan was born. Because we want to escape all the things that remind us of what we’ve lost. At the time, each of these explanations had seemed perfectly reasonable. Now, I was asking myself the same question, and none of the answers I’d given made sense. At that moment, I wanted nothing more than to turn the boat around, head back home. Instead, I cracked open two packs of instant ice, carried them back to the cockpit, held them against Rex’s shoulder.
Blue Water: A Novel by A. Manette Ansay