Monday, February 17, 2014
Mailbox Monday: The Gods of Second Chances by Dan Berne
Thanks for joining me for Mailbox Monday! MM was created by Marcia, who graciously hosted it for a long, long time, before turning it into a touring event. Mailbox Monday has now returned to its permanent home where you can link to your MM post.
Only one book came into my home last week, but it looks great!
The Gods of Second Chances by Dan Berne, published by the up-and-coming Forest Avenue Press.
Based on the description on the back cover, I flipped to the first page and was sucked into the story from the get go. The writing seemed effortless and there is no tinge of purple to get in the way of the prose. I can't wait to read this one.
Look for it starting March 1, either on-line or order it from your local bookstore. The Gods of Second Chances is a book to get excited about.
Family means everything to Alaskan fisherman Ray Bancroft, raising his granddaughter while battling storms, invasive species, and lawsuit-happy tourists. To navigate, and to catch enough crab to feed her college fund, Ray seeks help from a multitude of gods and goddesses—not to mention ad-libbed rituals performed at sea by his half-Tlingit best friend.
But kitchen counter statues and otter bone ceremonies aren’t enough when his estranged daughter returns from prison, swearing she’s clean and sober. Her search for a safe harbor threatens everything Ray holds sacred. Set against a backdrop of ice and mud and loss, Dan Berne’s gripping debut novel explores the unpredictable fissures of memory, and how families can break apart even in the midst of healing.