An Unfinished Sunset: The Return of Irish Bly follows the surprising trajectory of a hackneyed ad man who abandons his jaded existence for quixotic exploits under the assumed identity of Irish Bly, a swashbuckling alter ego he’d invented in boyhood. New possibilities for adventure and treasure surface for Bly in the Florida Keys. In his latest escapade a zany cast of characters ignites an imaginative plot to recover a conquistador’s hidden treasure from Castro’s Cuba. Bly’s yarn unfolds largely through self-contained stories. Marina gossip appears as lore, romanticized recollections are made into fables, and quixotic imaginings—often involving shady people in sunny places—buoy the storyline as parables. These shift as sands between Bly’s recovery from a shoulder wound in the care of a Florida coaster family and exotic ports of call for his ruminations and recollections from the Mekong to the Côte d’Azur to the Florida Straits.
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An Unfinished Sunset is a book that touches all the senses in its beautifully crafted prose, colorful settings, and original plot. It's a whirlwind ride that slows to a gentle breeze - back and forth - seamlessly. Irby is a magical storyteller who has the reader under his spell from start to finish.