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​Winner of the inaugural

New Rivers Press Electronic Book Series Competition

“Peter Fong’s novel of trouble in paradise is vivid, deft, and absorbing from the get-go. The bluest water has its sharks, and Fong knows where they lurk.” —Deirdre McNamer, author of Red Rover, My Russian, One Sweet Quarrel, and Rima in the Weeds


“A tense and gripping romance simmering in a South Florida pressure cooker of infertility, infidelity, burned out fishing guides, faded football players, and the unsavory back paddocks of for-profit horse racing.” —James R. Babb, editor of Gray’s Sporting Journal


"Wow. Once we started reading we couldn't put it down! It's a great story . . . about love, and choices, and – for anyone not here at the time – a vivid chronicle of life in South Florida in the mid to late 1990s."—Dawne Richards, editor of Pompano Today

A Novel for Children and Adults
Selected by the Council of Literary Magazines and Small Presses for their year-end roundup of children’s and YA books published in 2022.
Long-listed for the 2023 Green Earth Book Awards

“The voice that tells this story, with faint echoes of The Life of Pi, is beautiful and made me imagine vivid images. The humour and emotions conjured up by the characters was similar to watching the Madagascar or Finding Nemo movies in which quirky animals banter with each other. A fascinating read that may be labeled for kids but can be equally entertaining for adults who love a good tale.”—Margriet Ruurs, the  Globetrotting Book Lover and author of A Brush Full of Color and Come, Read with Me

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