Turbulent Wake

Orenda Books

A stark, eye-opening and exquisitely poignant new novel from the bestselling author of the Claymore Straker series

‘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 AustraliaTurbulent 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
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About the author

Canadian Paul E Hardisty has spent 25 years working all over the world as an engineer, hydrologist and environmental scientist. He has roughnecked on oil rigs in Texas, explored for gold in the Arctic, mapped geology in Eastern Turkey (where he was befriended by PKK rebels), and rehabilitated water wells in the wilds of Africa. He was in Ethiopia in 1991 as the Mengistu regime fell, and was bumped from one of the last flights out of Addis Ababa by bureaucrats and their families fleeing the rebels. In 1993 he survived a bomb blast in a café in Sana’a. Paul is a university professor and CEO of the Australian Institute of Marine Science (AIMS). The first four novels in his Claymore Straker series, The Abrupt Physics of Dying, The Evolution of Fear, Reconciliation for the Dead and Absolution all received great critical acclaim and The Abrupt Physics of Dying was shortlisted for the CWA John Creasey (New Blood) Dagger and Telegraph Thriller of the Year. Paul is a sailor, a private pilot, keen outdoorsman, conservation volunteer, and lives in Western Australia.

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Publisher
Orenda Books
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Published on
16 Mar 2019
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Pages
450
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ISBN
9781912374724
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Language
English
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Genres
Fiction / Coming of Age
Fiction / Family Life / General
Fiction / General
Fiction / Literary
Fiction / Psychological
Fiction / Small Town & Rural
Fiction / War & Military
Fiction / Women
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This content is DRM protected.
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