“You have to see what’s through and under and over and behind things. You have to pay real attention…”
Tom, an aging music executive, retiree and sailor meets Clare, a young, beautiful and somewhat mysterious woman on the quays of a Sicilian port.
The two strangers share an unpredictable voyage around the Mediterranean Sea. As their voyage together takes its twists and turns, the destination turns out to be very different to what either of them expected, and will change both of their lives forever….
This is no ordinary love story; it is more than that. It is about joy and pain; life and loss; who we are and what really matters to us.
“I bail out, you see, I get myself out here, just me and the boat, and I get in touch again…”
About the Author:
Theo Dorgan is a poet, prose writer, editor, translator, documentary scriptwriter, broadcaster and sailor.
Born in Cork, Ireland, Dorgan has made his home in Dublin for many years, leading a parallel life as an arts manager -- among other responsibilities he was for 11 years Director of Poetry Ireland/Eigse Eireann, the national poetry organisation.
His poetry has been widely translated, most notably into Spanish (LA HIJA DE SAFO, Ediciones Hiperion) and Italian (LA CASA AI MARGINI DEL MUNDO, Tratti Moby Dick). Among his awards is the 2010 Lawrence O'Shaughnessy Award for Irish Poetry (USA).
His prose account of a transatlantic voyage under sail, SAILING FOR HOME, was described by Nobel Prize winner Doris Lessing as "a book for everyone." The UK poet Laureate, Carol Ann Duffy, praised his new collection of poems, GREEK, as "A vivid, sensual, technically brilliant new collection."