Placebo [NOOK Book]

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Sailors believe it is unlucky to change the name of a boat - Placebo was the fourth name. The sailboat PLACEBO was a 47 year old derelict when Michael Collins found her and brought her back to life - she would repay the favor.

Michael's wife Linda and daughter Beth were in NYC for a sweet 16 "Girls weekend" when the 9/11 attacks caught them and almost 2800 others simply as ...
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Placebo

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Overview

Sailors believe it is unlucky to change the name of a boat - Placebo was the fourth name. The sailboat PLACEBO was a 47 year old derelict when Michael Collins found her and brought her back to life - she would repay the favor.

Michael's wife Linda and daughter Beth were in NYC for a sweet 16 "Girls weekend" when the 9/11 attacks caught them and almost 2800 others simply as innocent victims.

After his loss, Michael loses interest in the life he feels is lost forever. The viseral flight reaction takes Michael to his boat and he escapes. Sailing the backwaters of the Carribean he searches for solace, comfort and a replacement to the love he has lost.

The exotic places and electic chararters that populate Michaels new world bring him back to solid ground. He meets Jenni. She gives him his first toe hold back into a world he thought he had lost forever.

An open ocean encounter with a Cat 5 Hurricane is a single handed sailors worst nightmare. Surviving such an encounter is far beyond the odds.

The geometric impact of the 9/11 attacks extends far beyond NYC, The Pentagon and the lonely field in Pennsylvannia. The intertwined relationsips among thousands and thousands of Parents, Spouses, Children, Siblings, Friends, Neighbors and Co-workers is an astronomical interaction of relationsips. The resulting thread is an endless combination of suffering. We all in even a small way share the role of victim. We all have had been impacted by the rip in the fabric of humanity - in a sense we suffer because we share the human condition.

This is not a 9/11 story. It is a story of Love. Loss. Recovery.
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"...Placebo is a facinating story and Padraig has a very acessible writing style. Incredible exoctic settings and great sailing book......
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Product Details

  • BN ID: 2940013359536
  • Publisher: Iktomi Publishing
  • Publication date: 9/12/2011
  • Sold by: Barnes & Noble
  • Format: eBook
  • File size: 271 KB

Meet the Author

Padraig Murphy holds a post graduate Degree from the National University of Ireland Galway in Irish Studies with emphisis on Literature and Archeology. He holds a BA in Journalism from St Bernard College.

As a membr of the working press Pat worked with both the Associated Press and United Press International. He worked with CBS Radio and TV. His reports on Americas Cup Racing, European Politics and World Finance span four decades.

Pat operated Eleuthera Charters, a sailing charter service, in Hachet Bay, Eleuthera, Bahamas.

Padraig holds his Captain's Papers from the US Coast Guard, His Master Diver certifacation. He is an avid fly fisherman and blue water sailor.

Pat Lives between his home in Ponte Vedra, Fl.,Eleuthera, Bahamas and Ireland.
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  • Anonymous

    Posted May 3, 2012

    Taut storyline

    Plausibility keeps this tale interesting. History of boat is a nice touch. Michael Collins 'humanness' makes the story almost universal. We've all been there to one degree or another. Would have posted four stars, but whoever proofread this book did a poor job, and, at a few points, this problem was a distraction.

    1 out of 1 people found this review helpful.

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