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On a remote Puget Sound island, police chief Bell navigates his job and marriage in the wake of his son’s near-death brain surgery. When his wife no longer wants to tempt the fates of experimental medicine he takes matters into his own hands.
With the help of his spaced-out fisherman friend, Bell kidnaps his boy and sets sail for Guatemala in search of the mysterious Dr. Haas. On the way, they’ll brave the seventh biggest storm, befriend two behemoth fly-fishing Nords, and try to outrun the ex-Navy captain hired by his wife to find them.
“VERY HEARTFELT AND AMAZING STORY, LOVED IT.”
— GUS VAN SANT
“IF YOU ARE A FATHER, OR KNOW ONE, TREVOR HOUSER’S PACIFIC IS A WILD, QUIXOTIC RIDE THAT WILL CHALLENGE OUR UNDERSTANDING OF WHAT IT IS TO BE A PARENT.”
–LARRY COLTON, AUTHOR OF SOUTHERN LEAGUE AND COUNTING COUP
“POETIC. SUSPENSEFUL. AND AT TIMES DARKLY COMIC. GET READY FOR AN ADVENTURE IN HEARTBREAK.”
–MICHAEL MAZZA, AUTHOR OF THAT CRAZY PERFECT SOMEDAY
Trevor J. Houser is an advertising copywriter living with his family in Seattle. He has published stories in dozens of literary journals, including Story Quarterly, Zyzzyva and TheDr. TJ Eckleburg Review among others.
He has experience in the international motel industry and private investigation. Three of his stories were nominated for the Pushcart Prize.