One Insular Tahiti by thea atkinson
When a man chooses his rebirth, will the mother he selects be able to forgive him?
"My death in '59 came the way I always feared it would: in the claustrophobic underground heat of a Cape Breton coal mine."
So begins Luke MacIsaac's tale of restless afterlife. His life after death is nowhere near what he thought it would be; instead of peace, he finds an unending roll on a sea of memory that stores his entire violent past. Images of war, childhood abuse, and the tortured life of a brother he loved and failed threaten to inundate him.
One possible salvation presents itself: rebirth. The problem is that this newborn girl he selects to be his mother will in her own turn live through tragedies that threaten her soul's well being. Astrid embroils herself in an affair with an older man and feeds her shame with bouts of self injury while she seeks out love and acceptance from her mother, father, and ultimately, the gay youth she betrays.
What Luke doesn't realize, and what Astrid cannot know, is that their souls are linked through a past life too painful for either to remember. For Luke to live again, he must experience all the anguish they went through together. And for Astrid to find peace, she must discover unconditional love.
From tragedy and loss, ONE INSULAR TAHITI is a coming of age literary novel about reincarnation and past lives from a Canadian author that demonstrates how sometimes the greatest light can come from the deepest darkness.
About The Author...
The first thing you should know about me is I'm a Canuck--and one from the Maritimes where the water means almost everything to the people who live here. It shows up in my fiction a lot.
I have a dog. I wish I had three or four. I love dogs.
Some of my earliest memories are my fondest: like when my older brother put snakes in my rubber boots and I felt them slithering up my ankle when I put one on to go outside to play. Or when my younger brother pilfered every bit of babysitting money I'd hidden until I discovered the only safe hiding place for money was in the pages of a book. Or when my baby brother somehow got into my Dad's wine and threw up in the bathtub. Ah. The life of a sister. Those boys have given me some memorable images to take with me into old age.
Can I help it then, if bits and pieces of these also characters show up in my fiction in some way or other?
I tend towards literary fiction--or at least I try to. My agent thinks I write dark, and one day we'll find the perfect match of story and darkness to make us both happy.
I've been fortunate enough to write for money, but I prefer writing for passion. I've published throughout the US, the UK, and my home country of Canada in various lit journals, but I'm a novelist at heart.
Other Books By thea atkinson
|Total Active Books:||
5999||Books Added this week:||
||Total Active Authors:||
||New Authors this week:||
Sign Up For Our Weekly
INDIE NEW RELEASES List!
NOTE: We hate spam too and will never give out your email to others
Copyright© 2017 Achilles Art LLC. All brand names and product names used on this website are trade names, service marks, trademarks, or registered trademarks of their respective owners. Furthermore, no mentioned product or brand endorses this website. indiebooklounge.com is in no way affiliated, sponsored or in any way the property of or responsibility of Google.com. Google®, Amazon®, Amazon.com, Kindle®, Barnes&Noble®, bn.com, PubIt®, Nook®, or smashwords.com other than standard reseller and/or affiliate agreements. Updated 01-19-2016 (Server Version 2.1).
* All information on books presented is the responsibility of the author / submittter to Indie Book Lounge (IBL). IBL is not resonsible for inaccuracies in the title, description, price, links, etc. for books listed. Please direct all inquiries regarding books listed to their respective author.