The Year of Broken Glass

The Year of Broken Glass

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Joe Denhama€™s debut novel The Year of Broken Glass follows struggling crab fisherman Francis qFerrisa€ Wichbauna€™s journey across the Pacific Ocean to deliver a legendary glass fishing float to an enigmatic, high-paying collector. Against a backdrop of worldwide seismic devastation, Ferris is forced to confront increasing concern for his two families--his wife Anna and their son Willow, and his girlfriend Jin Su and their baby daughter Emily--as well as pervasive feelings of disappointment and disillusionment. In the midst of his contemplation, he becomes entangled in both a romantic affair with his travelling companion and an ancient legend that seems to offer the possibility of redemption. Denhama€™s poetic background is evident in the novela€™s entrancing imagery and thematic complexity, yet in his transition to prose he has also succeeded in crafting a unique, unpredictable plot and intriguing, sincerely rendered characters. Haunted by environmental degradation and human suffering, Denham affixes the carefree Wedding Guest in all of us with his glittering prose and weaves a story that is both sobering and compelling.First I open the fuel lines from the two huge steel tanks port and starboard, then I open the drain on the inline fuel filter to make sure therea#39;s fuel flowing through. I turn my ... He was always fixing or inventing something on the farm and Ia#39;ve gotten through most of my fishing career thus far in the same fashion, creating ... out from every direction, and this float, lighter than my daughter, hasna#39;t a scratch upon it.


Title:The Year of Broken Glass
Author: Joe Denham
Publisher:Harbour Publishing - 2015-06-15
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