Me and the Foreign Girl

James McCarthy (2010)

Fiction   Thriller / Suspense

Caught in an Atlantic storm the ‘Annie L.’ is sinking. With its motley crew the trawler is an accident waiting to happen. They are hundreds of miles from their homeport on the picturesque Achill Island on the west coast of Ireland and there may be no chance of rescue. A rousing sea-faring tale of courage and determination, fear and faith.

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Caught in an Atlantic storm the ‘Annie L.’ is sinking. With its motley crew the trawler is an accident waiting to happen. They are hundreds of miles from their homeport on the picturesque Achill Island on the west coast of Ireland and there may be no chance of rescue.

The crew; the Skipper, his sensible nephew Pat and deck hand Coleman seem to have a death wish. Life had failed each of them in its own way. The exception is the beautiful red haired marine biologist from Finland who is with them for this one trip. She wants to live.

With an impending storm, they are the only boat to leave the remote Achill Island on the west coast of Ireland. Their position in the north Atlantic is near the porcupine shelf, about one hundred miles from their home port. The engine has blown and the trawler is holed and taking in water. This is the account of the three-man crew and female passenger of the trawler ‘Annie L.’ in a raging Atlantic rainstorm. Their story needs to be told.

Author James McCarthy brings this voyage to life with a cast of unforgettable characters in a rousing sea-faring tale of courage and determination, love and loss, fear and faith.

About Author

James McCarthy

James McCarthy lives with his wife Carmel and son Richard in Dublin Ireland. He has written features for the press and ‘Me and the Foreign Girl’ is his first novel. He was inspired to write it after reading, ‘The Perfect Storm.’ He has read some of his short stories on the East Coast Radio. He is a member of the Wednesday Café Writers and they meet each week in Carysfort College Dublin. They critique each other’s work and drink loads of coffee to increases their creative edge. The fact they enjoy it is of secondary importance. He has a number of interests and hobbies. He cycles a lot and is also a member of the Countrywide Hillwalking Association (CHA). At weekends he is usually found walking somewhere in the Dublin or Wicklow hills with the CHA. He is a member of, ProBus, Rotary, the Tuesday Club and the Crab-apples. He says, ‘it’s is a privileged to have them all as friends’. He has worked in several areas, Teaching, Career Guidance, Psychology and Statistics. He has a Ph.D from Trinity College Dublin.

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