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The Quiet Dolphin J a Cook

The Quiet Dolphin

J a Cook

Published July 23rd 2012
ISBN : 9781478301097
Paperback
200 pages
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A year to the day since her death, father and daughter try in their own way to deal with their loss. John recedes deep into his memories reliving them in poetic detail. Eight year old Autumn, to her amazement, discovers a mysterious visitorMoreA year to the day since her death, father and daughter try in their own way to deal with their loss. John recedes deep into his memories reliving them in poetic detail. Eight year old Autumn, to her amazement, discovers a mysterious visitor struggling in the surf and rushes to its side. What unfolds are two distinct narratives - one in an anguished husbands mind, the other through the songful voice of a sick dolphin speaking to the fertile mind of a child who is too young to understand what has happened. Who is this magical creature? Why has it arrived on this very day? Will it save this broken family? Will it let them finally say goodbye and find each other in the here and now before it is too late? The Quiet Dolphin is a love story, not just between romantic partners, but between parent and child. It is about how love transforms shared events into stories. It turns life into a work of poetic fiction, but this is not a loss of truth, but a discovery of truth which survives well beyond its all too short pages. It is about finding a beginning when you are lost inside the ending.