The "Boston Globe" calls Frederick Buechner "one of our finest writers." "USA Today" says he' s "one of our most original storytellers." Now this acclaimed author gives us his most beguiling novel yet--a magical tale of love, betrayal, and redemption inspired by Shakespeare' s "The Tempest,"
On wealthy Plantation Island in South Florida, an old man waits, Kenzie Maxwell is a writer, a raconteur, a rascal, an altruist, a mystic--a charismatic figure who enjoys life with his rich third wife but muses daily on the sins of his past. Two decades ago, Kenzie had to leave New York because of a scandal. He' d been a volunteer at a runawat shelter, and he' d fallen in love with a seventeen-year-old girl--a girl who died while giving birth to Kenzie' s daughter. His older brother, Dalton, a lawyer and board member at the shelter, decided to quell the rumors by releasing Kenzie' s note of apology to the press. Kenzie' s reputation--and the girl' s--were destroyed. He has never forgiven his brother.
Now it' s the eve of Kenzie' s seventieth birthday, and a storm is brewing. His beloved daughter, Bree--the child of the scandal--is coming down from New York for his birthday party. But his brother Dalton is coming down, too, to do some legal work for the island' s ill-tempered matriarch. Aided and abetted by Dalton' s happy-go-lucky stepson, a loutish gardener, a New Age windsurfer, a bumbling bishop, and a bona fide tempest, Kenzie must somehow contrive to reconcile with his brother--and make peace with his past.
Infused with humanity, and informed by faith. "The Storm" is Frederick Buechner' s most captivating novel since "Godric"--arichly satisfying contemporary story of fragmented families and love' s many mysteries that will move you, makeyou laugh, and fill you with wonder.