Fiction. In this hauntingly beautiful novel, Danial Neil takes us into the world of Reuben Dale after the sudden death of his beloved wife June. They had retired to the little town of Seaside on the WestCoast to live a quiet life and spend their days sailing. With great sensitivity, Neil captures the feelings of a man who has become a wanderer in a world that has lost its meaning and who, at the same time, is struggling to surface with a new sense of direction, new friends, but without losing his loyalty to his dead wife. And then just as life is beginning to gain new resonance, Reuben learns of a terrible secret that threatens to destroy all that he and June had together. With Moby Dick, the white whale, and Ahab as the novel's leitmotif, Neil captures both the devastated emotional landscape of loss and the return to a world of sunlight, friendship and joy. MY JUNE evokes a mindscape in extremis, as well as the world around us in which we sail, each of us, upon an unknown sea.
Danial Neil was born in British Columbia, Canada, where he lives today. He began writing in his teens, making the decision to become a full time writer in 1986, and studied creative writing at the University of B.C. His first published novel was The Killing Jars (2006); Flight of the Dragonfly followed in 2009. The Trees of Calan Gray will appear later in 2014.Author City: Oliver, BC CAN