FebruaryBook - 2009
On Valentine's Day, 1982, Helen's husband, Cal, drowned when his oil rig sank in a tempest off the coast of Newfoundland (an actual event). It's been over 25 years, and Helen is still haunted by that dark day and by the life she and her husband shared. Her days and nights flood with memories. In fact, Helen has been with Cal in death for a quarter of a century, reliving the tragedy, imagining what Cal's final hours were like, trying to stick by him in spirit even as he slips down into the unforgiving sea and breathes his last. Perhaps a late-night call from her grown son promising a new life coming into the world can catalyze Helen into finding a way to heal and to move on with her own life.
Publisher: New York : Black Cat, c2009
Characteristics: 310 p. ; 21 cm