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Cooktown

Narrated by: Will McNeill
Length: 5 hrs and 5 mins
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Publisher's Summary

In a remote fishing village on the Coral Sea, Afghanistan veteran Daniel Grey has found a fresh start on a fishing boat run by his old high school coach. As he pieces together his shattered life, he develops an unexpected friendship with Remy, the coach’s troubled autistic daughter. Together, they have a chance to help each other overcome their isolation and find their way in the world. But just when there is hope, one terrifying incident threatens everything....

Cooktown is a confronting and tender novel which unflinchingly examines our need for human closeness via unforgettable characters set adrift from society.

©2018 Brio Books (P)2019 Andreas Heger

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Not my cup of tea

According to the summary, the chief characters were Daniel, a war veteran and Remy, a young girl with autism. My expectations were that the development of this relationship would be the center of the story. Unfortunately, what I found to be a very limited portion of the book was dedicated to this with the majority centered on Daniel's issues with sex. On the positive side Andreas Heger did an excellent job of portraying PTSD and the horrific pain it inflicts on one's emotional health.