A terrible construction site accident takes Edgar Freemantle’s right arm and scrambles his memory and his mind, leaving him with little but rage as he begins the ordeal of rehabilitation. A marriage that produced two lovely daughters suddenly ends, and Edgar begins to wish he hadn’t survived the injuries that could have killed him. But he remembers that sketching used to make him happy…Ed leaves Minnesota for a rented house on Duma Key and he doesn’t expect to find much there.  But Duma has been waiting for him and he begins to paint. He meets a kindred spirit in Wireman, a man reluctant to reveal his own wounds, and the elderly Elizabeth Eastlake. As he paints, his pictures take on a life of their own and the island’s secrets begin to stir: secrets of children lost in the undertow, a ghost ship riding the distant horizon – and a family’s buried past reaching long fingers into the present. Cover art by Lisa Kimmell