THE BAREFOOT GHOST

child’s shoes salvaged from the Titanic

The Titanic disaster changes the destiny of Finn Cleary, a drowned Irish boy whose pained mother had admonished him before sailing:

“KEEP YOUR FIRST PAIR OF STORE-BOUGHT SHOES CLEAN AND UNSCUFFED TO MEET YOUR COUSINS IN NEW YORK OR I’LL SKIN YOU ALIVE, SO I WILL!”

THE BAREFOOT GHOST is driven to find his lost shoes in a final attempt to win the affections of the troubled mother who ignored him in life, grieving over the untimely death of his sainted older brother, who died before he was born.

But tasked with saving a surviving girl on the doomed liner, meant to be his future wife in America, distracts Finn from his lonely mission to posthumously heal his unchecked sibling jealousy and restore his mother’s sanity.

FINN’S NEXT INCARNATION AND THE LOVE OF THE GIRL HE WAS SUPPOSED TO MARRY WAITS BETWEEN HEAVEN AND THE DEEP BLUE SEA.

‘THE UNTHINKABLE SHOES’ is a work of fiction by V Knox inspired by a pair of salvaged children’s shoes in a Titanic museum exhibit.

Available here for under $3: https://www.amazon.com/gp/product/B01E4Q95A6

SNIPPET from page one of ‘THE UNTHINKABLE SHOES by V Knox’:

[I drowned three times. First, in the relentless rain of Ireland, second, in the deep gloom of mourning that settled over my mother, and third, in the freezing waters of the North Atlantic.

Even when the sun blazed down fierce as the devil there was the bleakness that settled in our bones like a great damp. Once in a blue moon Mam would pull me into her lap, rocking and singing and hanging on to me for dear life, calling me Michael, her wee angel, and ask me where we were going because sweet Jesus she was lost at sea.

It’s sad, how in moments of despair when all a body wants is hope, a still small voice will tell you the truth you don’t want to hear. Because, you see, I’m NOT Michael! I’m Finn, and it’s sad how precious-few blue moons there are.]

https://www.amazon.com/V-Knox/e/B0094K0Q7Y

About Veronica Knox

Veronica Knox has a Fine Arts Degree from the University of Alberta, where she studied Art History, Classical Studies, and Painting. In her career as a graphic designer, illustrator, private art teacher, and ‘fine artist,’ she has also worked with the brain-injured and autistic, developing new theories of hand-to-eye-to-mind connection. Veronica lives on the west coast of Canada, supporting local animal rescue shelters, painting, writing, editing other author’s novels, and championing the conservation of tigers and elephants, and their habitats. Her artwork and visuals to support ‘Second Lisa’ may be viewed on her website - www.veronicaknox.com
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