A young widower fights to overcome substance abuse and emotional instability as his daughter attempts to find solace for them despite overwhelming odds. Set in southern Louisiana, Over, Under, Across & Through tells the story of Tristan and Sarah Maes and their extended family. Spanning the 1970s, 1980s, and 1990s, the novel explores how the father and daughter and those closest to them confront abuse, neglect, and deception. While Tristan grapples with the loss of his wife and his subsequent battle with alcohol and drugs, Sarah strives to carve out a normal life for herself. This is made more difficult by the onset of juvenile macular degeneration, which results in partial blindness that develops during her teenaged years. Parent and child must come to grips with their actions and choices in the past in order to gain the elusive peace of mind so desperately sought by both in their present.
|Publisher:||On My Way Up LLC|
|Product dimensions:||6.00(w) x 9.00(h) x 0.77(d)|
About the Author
Those who have read and enjoyed my books come from diverse backgrounds, age groups, and professions. Some of the most common comments I receive from readers are, “Your characters are so real.” “I couldn’t put the book down, because I had to know what was going to happen next.” “I felt like I was actually there!” “Your characters come alive.” Writers love to hear words like that from readers!
I was born and raised in Louisiana and moved to Florida with my family in 2004. I work with the visually-impaired and am visually-impaired myself. I firmly believe that our minds are only limited by the restrictions that we place upon them. That is why my literary credo is, “Transcending reality by exploring it one story at a time….”
Most Helpful Customer Reviews
What a great book! Tristan, Sarah, Daniel, and the others were so vividly described that it seemed like I was truly involved in their story. I can't wait to read the next book in the series when it comes out and see what the years ahead bring for them. I have a feeling that there is so much more coming and am full of anticipation. These people are like family now. The characters are very engaging and realistic. Perhaps that's why it's called The Real World Series!
This book is amazing, and what is so exciting is that it is the first in a series! The characters and situations are described in such vivid detail that any reader would feel like he or she was present as the story unfolds. You really connect with Tristan, Sarah, and the other characters and want to find out whether they will make it through and what the future holds in store for them. It's like you're there but gives you enough distance to understand why the people's lives follow such different paths. It's very real. A must read!