The Sea on Fire (2020)

The Sea on Fire Howard Cunnell The Sea on Fire When they were young men Kim and his best friend the charismatic waterman Garland Rain travelled all year round working as dive guides Now Kim is married and a father but when Garland asks for hi
  • Title: The Sea on Fire
  • Author: Howard Cunnell
  • ISBN: 9781447202400
  • Page: 135
  • Format: Paperback
The Sea on Fire Howard Cunnell When they were young men, Kim and his best friend, the charismatic waterman Garland Rain, travelled all year round, working as dive guides Now Kim is married and a father, but when Garland asks for his help on a three week trip to the spectacular reefs of the southern Red Sea, it sounds like the perfect job It s a chance for Kim to provide for his wife, Araba, and theirWhen they were young men, Kim and his best friend, the charismatic waterman Garland Rain, travelled all year round, working as dive guides Now Kim is married and a father, but when Garland asks for his help on a three week trip to the spectacular reefs of the southern Red Sea, it sounds like the perfect job It s a chance for Kim to provide for his wife, Araba, and their three daughters, while doing what he loves most The two divers soon find out that their dive boat, the Shang Tu, is owned by Teddy King, a gargantuan and threatening figure who lives a life of drugs and violence While Garland seeks to contain Teddy s worst excesses, and tries to ensure that the guests are diving safely, Kim finds himself increasingly drawn to the dark side of the boat s temptations As the partying continues, and threatens to consume Kim and overwhelm Garland, one of the other divers is lost at sea in what seems to be an accident Back on dry land, Kim finds that the decisions you make in the moment can come back to haunt you, even follow you home Brilliantly suspenseful, The Sea on Fire is a story about a man torn between responsibilities to his family and the freedom of the open water.
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  1. Paul Trembling

    Superficially, this is a book about diving On a deeper level, it s about why people dive But when you get down to the bottom of it, it s about trying to escape from the past Excuse the puns, they re hard to avoid with this subject.Kim, the narrator of the story, seems to be selfish and immature abandoning his wife and children, letting down his closest friend, and partying like there s no tomorrow Except that, as the hidden details of his past are slowly revealed, we begin to understand and even [...]

  2. J.M. Parker

    The descriptions of place and character were tremendous In particular the scenes underwater, where Howard creates an almost alien world, full of unique and vivid descriptions Everything from the smallest plankton, to vast reefs and white tip sharks his described in rich, captivating detail As a lover of descriptive and detailed writing, I found myself continually re reading these passages, completely immersed in the world that was being presented The Book is also rife with fascinating characters [...]

  3. Leo

    Met Howard last week at an Up the Junction reading You can really tell Howard has taught diving this book is the first I ve found with exciting and accurate descriptions of diving Overall, it reminded me a little of The Beach A good exciting noir.

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