“If this was a film, I’d describe it as The Big Blue meets Lorenzo’s Oil. A compelling mix of Irish legend, the magic of dolphins, tragedy at sea and a final twist of eternal love.”
“Is it possible to love someone so completely they never die?”
When she loses her family, Dawn’s pain goes on and on…and then a miracle occurs.
Dolphin Song is a sweeping tale that follows the journey of an Irish-American family caught up in a storm of tragedy.
Bostonian Dawn McCarthy’s life is shattered following a profound double tragedy. Michael, her Irish husband, drowns in a fiery boating accident off the southwest coast of Ireland. Their only child, Jason, who has witnessed his father’s death, is diagnosed with traumatic mutism and no longer speaks. Following a series of failed therapies,
Dawn believes her son will never talk again.
Rejecting the doctor’s advice, Dawn returns with Jason to the remote Irish fishing village of Kilcastle where her husband had lived and died. There, along the wild Irish coast, she hopes to find a cure for her son. But it is not an easy return for Dawn. She faces daily reminders of what might have been.
The sudden appearance of a wild dolphin delivers newfound hope. In the days that follow, Dawn witnesses a powerful bond grow between Jason and the dolphin as the boy takes his first small steps toward healing. It is only then that she suspects the enigmatic mammal is much more than she had at first supposed.
A stunning tale of romance, Irish legend and magic, Dolphin Song takes readers on an unforgettable voyage where those we have loved and lost are not gone forever. Instead, it only takes a leap of faith to find them again.
“…spiritually uplifting. A thought-provoking, inspiring and intriguing story. I will recommend Dolphin Song to my book club and anyone interested in Ireland.”
“This is one of those books you never want to end.”
“A powerful narrative of hope. Today’s world needs such a story.”
About the Author
Tom Richards is a bestselling Young Adult novelist and produced screenwriter. Born in Chicago, he moved to Ireland in 1982 and has lived in this fabulous country ever since. In 2010, he relocated to the village of Eyeries on the Beara Peninsula, a stunning spot located along Ireland’s wild Atlantic southwest coast.
Ireland is the inspiration for many of Tom’s stories. Dolphin Song, his first novel for adult readers, takes place within miles of his home and, in some instances, right outside his back door which overlooks an unobstructed ocean vista.
“Ireland is a land of magic: of legend, love and song,” Tom says. “A storyteller need go no further than his or her back garden to find an infinite source of new tales.”
Someday, he might move again. But not today, thank you very much!
How to contact Tom: his email is tomjrichards @ gmail.com
You can also follow Tom here:
* On his Author Website: http://tomrichards.ie/
* Goodreads: https://www.goodreads.com/author/show/8048777.Tom_Richards
* Tom’s Blog, Surviving Ireland: https://survivingireland.blogspot.com/
*Facebook Page: facebook.com/dolphinsongthenovel