After Hazel becomes an accidental arsonist, leaving her mom and stepdad’s house in ashes, she is given a one way plane ticket to her estranged father’s for the summer.
He’s not at all what she imagined, starting with the fact he lives on a sailboat. He’s obsessed with auctions, frankenboats, and engineering wonders like the Soo Locks.
Then there are his friends-Terry, a rough tugboat operator with a Santa personality, Grace, a diner owner who makes the perfect pasty, and her son, Paul- a guy who wears blue plaid, plays the guitar, and makes the perpetual seasickness of life on a sailboat worth it.
Until she realizes she’s still seasick on land…
Will she find a way to navigate through uncharted waters or will her new life go up in smoke?
There is something about failure
That echoes in the bones, that calls
Out to fail harder, lest a win get through
On accident and someone think you’ve
Got potential, that it wasn’t all a shot
In the dark.
A novel in verse