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Paperback,  6″ x 9″
375 pages
ISBN 978-1-63381-241-3

by J. G. Breerwood

After Hurricane Beckham decimated New Orleans and rerouted the Mississippi River, the government abandoned the iconic city that, after decades of coastal erosion, would soon be a waterfront city. Ambitious developers seeking to rebuild the area as a beach resort destination, ruthless pirates, ravenous animals, armed clergy, gangs, and occupying mercenaries are only some of the obstacles in the way of residents, like Ridge and Mira, who return home to rebuild their city’s ruins. Ridge (a bartender) and Mira (a teacher) must reconcile their troubled past together as they persevere to rebuild their beloved city. Mira is devoted to her students and the city’s culture, no matter if the district is overseen by a tyrannical captain or overhauled by the Catholic Church. Ridge, hungry and desperate, remains loyal to a mysterious grocer, not giving in to the Manchac pirates…for now.


Born and raised in New Orleans, J. G. Breerwood moved to Maine with this wife, Madelyn, in 2017. While living in the Crescent City, he had worked as bartender, a teacher, and a magazine writer. He has earned an MA in English from New Mexico Highlands University and a BA in English from Louisiana State University. He lives in Topsham and works at Lewiston High School as an English teacher and swim coach. He writes for Maine Brew Guide and Activity Maine magazine.

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