Shipwreck of Hopes
Shipwreck of Hopes
We Dream... But At What Cost Do We Dare Chase Our Hopes?
SHIPWRECK OF HOPES sweeps the reader from a desolate island beach in America, across the Atlantic to war-torn Italy to tell a story of shipwreck, deception, thievery, and murder on treacherous seas, in bloody revolution, and on an isolated shore.
Drawing inventively on the lives that converged with the fate of the ship Elizabeth in 1850, the novel goes beyond biography to reveal the harrowing journeys of those involved on that desperate day.
Prominent American writer MARGARET FULLER, haunted by the memory of a domineering father, leaves America for Europe. While in Rome, she delves into her passions and into the bloody Italian Revolution of 1848. Meanwhile, on a remote island east of New York, HANNAH OAKS wrestles with her own haunted past that leads her to marry a man who forces her into his string of crime, thievery and murder.
SHIPWRECK OF HOPES reconciles the famous and brilliant Margaret Fuller with the simple and humble Hannah Oaks, whose lives ultimately collide in an unexpected and heartbreaking way.
As the novel jump-cuts from Rome's ravaged streets to New York's rugged shore, place, time, memory and dream are woven together to tell the stories of MARGARET and HANNAH, who risk everything in their quests to take back their own lives.
Author: Angela Reich
Publisher: Angela Reich
Binding Type: Paperback
Size: 9.02h x 5.98w x 0.70d
About the Author
Reich, Angela: - Angela Reich, Ph.D in Literature: Author, Educator, Researcher, the historical fiction SHIPWRECK OF HOPES is her first novel. Reich serves as Docent for the Historic Fire Island Lighthouse, and sails the historic Oyster Sloop Priscilla for the Long Island Maritime Museum. Meticulously researched, SHIPWRECK OF HOPES sweeps the reader from a desolate Fire Island beach in New York to war-ravaged Italy during its 1848 War for Independence. The reader follows prominent American writer MARGARET FULLER as she delves into the danger of that bloody revolution, then on her return voyage from Rome, as her ship, the Elizabeth, comes to grief as it neared N.Y. Harbor. SHIPWRECK OF HOPES reconciles the famous and brilliant MARGARET FULLER with the life of the simple and humble HANNAH OAKS, a lonely Fire Island resident who is the key to the stories of treachery, deception, murder and thievery on the isolated shore where local residents have their own stories to hide. As the novel jump-cuts from Rome's ravaged streets, to New York's rugged shore, place time, memory and dream are woven together to tell the stories of MARGARET and HANNAH, who risk everything to take back the own lives.