More than one man’s journey to self-awareness, this is a raw, honest coming-of-age story that reveals the true meaning of family.
In Looking Through Water , William McKay finds himself reliving his past to help his troubled grandson, Kyle, deal with the present.
William’s story starts on an Adirondacks lake and wends its way through Manhattan to the Florida Keys. Colorful characters from the old man’s past come to life to help him tell an unforgettable story full of surprises and suspense. Fueled by nature’s fury, men are yanked out of their comfort zones and thrown together to confront life and death. Just as William appears to be on the brink of permanent unmooring, a stranger unexpectedly arrives to provide the tethering he has always sought.
Looking Through Water twists and turns as old wounds are revealed, wrongs are redressed, lives are threatened, understanding surfaces, and love arrives. With his grandfather’s past laid bare, Kyle must ultimately face how he might shape his future.
This story explores the emotions that make up the intricate tapestry of family structure by pulling at the threads of truth, lies, and misunderstandings.
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About the Author
Bob Rich was first exposed to the art of storytelling at summer camps in northern Ontario. Growing up, reading Hemingway inspired him to write. Living on the shores of Lake Erie and the Florida Keys provides him with a wealth of his own tales to tell. He is the author of three books, Fish Fights, The Fishing Club, and The Right Angle and is the coauthor of Secrets from the Delphi Café. Looking Through Water is his first novel. Find out more about him at bobrichbooks.com.
Most Helpful Customer Reviews
Reviewed by Michael White for Readers' Favorite Looking Through Water: A Novel is Bob Rich’s coming-of-age story told through fishing lessons. William McKay’s grandson, Kyle, is troubled. The only way William knows how to help Kyle is by telling Kyle stories about his own past. William tells Kyle stories about an Adirondacks lake. Some of his stories take place in the Florida Keys. All of his stories have bright, engaging characters (which are as fun for the reader to hear as they are for Kyle). William puts himself out there for Kyle, talking about old wounds, love, grievances, threats, and understanding. Then it is up to Kyle to decide how he will take this knowledge and apply it to his current situation. It is a story about a family and how intimately shared stories can shape the way we look at one another and the way we look at life. Looking Through Water: A Novel is a beautiful, heartwarming story that everyone should read. It has the potential to touch so many people. Fishermen will love the tall tales and the stories about the ones that got away. Readers will associate with William, the loveable and good-natured grandfather type. We can all relate to an older, wiser male relative that instilled some wisdom in us (or at least tried). We can also relate to the know-it-all teenager who is less likely to listen to that age old wisdom. Bob Rich did such a nice job of wrapping the fishing stories in with layers of family tension and drama. He brought it all together in an inspiring, wonderful read.