If you've ever been involved with competitive swimming, then this is "must read" book for you. It will not only bring back memories for your but it will also refresh your memory of life lessons you learned through your swimming participation; life lessons you have been able to apply to living Beyond The Pool. It will also remind you of other lessons that you forgot that you even learned.
All Mick Bogerman wanted to do was teach his little brother how to swim in the coolest swimming pool in town. He didn't ask to take care of a bunch of Sea-Monkeys while he was there. He certainly didn't mean to morph one of them into a mermaid by feeding it genetically enhanced super food. No one is more surprised than Mick when the creature starts luring unsuspecting adults into the deep end of the pool. Adults who don't resurface. Join Mick as he battles a powerful adversary: a bloodthirsty mermaid who hypnotizes with a golden gaze, shatters glass with a piercing shriek, and reveals her true menacing self by the light of a full moon.
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from the backcover: Let the mermaid re-education begin.
Toss most everything you know about mermaids right into the trash. They are not sweet girls with fish tails who sing pretty songs. They are ugly, red-scaled gorillas. They hypnotize you with their eyes and shatter glass with a shriek. But worst of the worst, they can shred you with their razor claws into bite-sized pieces. And they are always hungry. If one of them lands in your swimming pool you better read my simple steps for How to Rid Your Swimming Pool of a Bloodthirsty Mermaid.
A swimming costume (swimsuit), travels through 50 plus years of time and the lives of many people. It experiences the highs and lows and the misfortunes of its haphazard owners. From intimacy to high seas piracy it continues on an international journey of fate. Air Canada Annie, a boy named Sue, Mumbles the cocker spaniel and Kensignton Public Pool in Montreal's Notre Dame de Grace (NDG) district are all inspired to supply the swimming costume with unusual experiences that sees it influence many more lives across North America, Cuba and the Caribbean.
It is September 1940. As the Germans stand ready to invade, Blackpool parties on like the end of the world is at hand. Anything goes. A Babylon by the sea. Amongst the madness, the debauchery and the drunkenness, a serial killer looms large. It is down to two men, chief Inspector Sydney Appleton and Detective Harry Carter to keep the peace and find the murderer. And so a tale of intrigue, espionage and treachery explodes. One that leads us into a darkness few could imagine. Where there is no good or bad. Just a desperation to survive. An era when so many young men were not blessed with the privilege of old age. When Once Upon a Time in Blackpool, the fate of World War two was ultimately decided by a father's love. And one man's desire to do the right thing. A tale so far unknown. Until now...
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