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Looking Through Water

A Novel

Published by Forefront Books
Distributed by Simon & Schuster

About The Book

A father and son, long-estranged, fight to win a fishing competition together—and lose the pain that’s kept them apart.

It’s 1976, and William McKay is at the top of his game. He’s taken over the family brokerage firm. He has a stunning and accomplished fiancée. The NYC Chamber of Commerce has named him the Under 40 Executive of the Year. And yet . . . William knows something is missing.

Then he receives a phone call from his father, who disappeared eleven years earlier while William's mother was dying from Alzheimer’s. Leo's living in the Florida Keys now, and he wants William to join him in a father-son fishing competition. Stunned by this father’s audacity, suspicious of his motives, but even more desperate to leave New York, William agrees and heads south in his private jet.

The basis for the forthcoming film Blood Knot starring Oscar-winner Michael Douglas and his own son Cameron Douglas, Looking Through Water chronicles the indelible impact that long-festering pain can have on a family, and the healing that comes with forgiveness—once we learn when to reel in a big catch and when to let it all go.

About The Author

Bob Rich first learned the art of storytelling around campfires at summer camps in northern Ontario, Canada. Growing up, reading Hemingway inspired him to write. Living on the shores of Lake Erie and the Florida Keys provide him with an abundance of his own tales to tell. He is the author of three books: Fish FightsThe Fishing Club, and Right Angle and is the coauthor of Secrets from the Delphi CaféLooking Through Water is his first novel and first to be made into a film.

Product Details

  • Publisher: Forefront Books (September 3, 2024)
  • Length: 256 pages
  • ISBN13: 9781637632543

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