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After his father dies, Kai experiences all kinds of emotions: sadness, anger, fear, guilt. Sometimes they crash and mix together. Other times, there are no emotions at all—just flatness. As Kai and his family adjust to life without Dad, the waves still roll in. But with the help of friends and one another, they learn to cope—and, eventually, heal. A lyrical story about grieving for anyone encountering loss.
About the Author
Holly Thompson was raised in New England and earned a MA in English from NYU's Creative Writing Program. She is the author of Falling Into the Dragons Mouth, The Language Inside, and Orchards. Longtime resident of Japan, she teaches creative writing at Yokohama City University, U.C. Berkeley Extension, and Boston's Grub Street Creative Writing Center. Ashley Crowley is a graphic designer, illustrator, and full-time police officer. He lives in the UK with his family.
"Moments are represented like pictographs, making this offering seem like a handbook or guide... The text's acknowledgement of the various emotions and slow healing process is much needed." —Kirkus Reviews