: Louis Satriani has the perfect life in Edinburgh or so he thought, it only took a second to discover it was a lie. Forced to readjust to the shifting events that have rocked his world he confronts the secret and deception that will change his life for ever.
A moment of crisis can offer new directions and escaping his past he travels through Greece, an experience he hopes will afford him opportunities to reconstruct his life and rediscover a sense of normality, by burying his torment and establish a reason to
be in control of the choices and decisions he makes. Will the lure and sanctuary of a Greek island, Zakynthos, erase the loss of the hopes and dreams that once galvanised his life? Will it offer a refuge from his loss and grief and reconciliation with his past? Louis is offered a sanctuary, Maria, a local tour guide. The ghosts of Louis’ past are never far and the circumstances that have brought Louis and Maria together embroil them in conflicting emotions forcing them to face and confront their feelings for each other opening old wounds of the past and suppressed hopes that resonate in the present.
Passion blossoms in a voyage of love, doubt and self-discovery. But can there love survive life changing events and the unfolding of a secret that can only be resolved by a homecoming, forcing Louis to choose between his heart and head. The Homecoming encapsulates love, loss and reconciliation, set against the backdrop of Edinburgh, mainland Greece and an Ionian island.
About the Author
live and recording throughout the U.K. He retired his guitar and studied at Dundee University and Strathclyde University. Writing has always been part of his life, crafting lyrics or poems before embarking on the long learning curve of writing a novel. The novel developed from a visit to the island of Zakynthos. Dougie was transfixed by its landscape, its light, its ambience, people and sea, all of which have become important symbols and themes in The Homecoming and his writing.
He lives in Dunfermline, Fife, with his wife, teenage daughter, older son and golden
retriever. The Homecoming is his first novel, inspired by his favourite city Edinburgh
and a passion for Greece.
Excellent read. Very descriptive of people and places. You might think you have met some of his characters. Great story. Very enjoyable.
What a great feel good summer read . You can totally get lost in the description of Greece and the islands . What starts off with a tinge of sadness emerges into a beautiful love story .
Looked forward to reading this and I wasn’t disappointed. Much more than a good summer read, found myself being drawn into the story and the landscape. Hope there is another to follow.
Beautifully written & so descriptive you could almost feel the sunshine. Louis & Maria’s story left you wanting more. Hopefully there is a sequel in the pipeline!The Homecoming.
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