Calico Pennants: A Novel

Calico Pennants: A Novel

by David A. Ross

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Overview

Recently divorced and made redundant from his job, Julian Crosby needs a break from reality. That’s why he’s gone to Hawaii…

If his personal circumstances had been different—if he were simply on a two-week vacation in Maui with his now former wife—then he surely would have laughed and said “no” to the outrageous offer from the funny-looking Hawaiian wearing a loud tropical shirt with an equally loud, not to mention obnoxious, blue and yellow parrot named Buenaventura perched upon his shoulder to buy a rundown boat called Scoundrel.

But that was then and this is now… Or is it?

Meanwhile, sixty years ago, Amelia Earhart is getting ready for her much publicized flight around the world. Is this daring adventure to be her final flight, her swan song? Or is she actually on a reconnaissance mission for President Roosevelt? And what does her ill-fated flight have to do with Julian, his innocent Hawaiian holiday and his newly-acquired boat? As Buenaventura reveals, “Only time will tell” as their two worlds unexpectedly and impossibly collide.

In this award-winning novel a weekend sailor shipwrecked on an uncharted atoll in the South Seas eventually discovers the island's only other human inhabitant—a woman who bears an uncanny resemblance to 1930s lost flying ace Amelia Earhart.

Product Details

ISBN-13: 9781452450827
Publisher: Open Books
Publication date: 05/02/2009
Sold by: Barnes & Noble
Format: NOOK Book
File size: 215 KB

About the Author

David A. Ross is a writer, editor and publisher. From 1984-1985 he was a columnist and contributing editor for Southwest Art Magazine. His novels include The Virtual Life of Fizzy Oceans, Xenos, A Winter Garden, Stones, How High The Wall, and his award-winning first novel The Trouble with Paradise, republished by Open Books under the title Calico Pennants. Also to his credit is the short story collection Sacrifice and the Sweet Life and the travel memoir Good Morning Corfu: Living Abroad Against All Odds.

Born in Chicago, Illinois, he presently lives on the Island of Corfu in Greece.

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