Some of the most interesting novels I have read over the years, are those I discovered through a small press publisher. Edward J. Delaney’s gripping novel, Follow the Sun is a prime example of the many hidden treasures from a small press. He has also written two other novels—Broken Irish and Warp and Weft. I am sure I will soon haul in these two exciting novels.
Follow the Sun describes the difficult and dangerous job as lobster men in cold treacherous waters. Quin Boyle is a lobsterman who is down on his luck. He has the demons of drugs, alcohol, and with child support he is unable to pay. One day, he sets sail with Freddy Santoro, with whom he is frequently at odds. Quin recently was released from jail, and Santoro is also facing jail.
Delaney writes, “In his recovery from heroin, Quin had been left with an unsettling rime, an infection of self-awareness he had never thought could be harbored by his DNA. Regret. Shame. In his clear-mindedness, his memory had become sharp, and serrated, and unbidden. He went back to moments that probably only he remembered, things that at age eighteen or twenty-five or thirty were just fleeting moments but had somehow gone dormant in himself, to flare up constantly and