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The One Just South of Paradise

The One Just South of Paradise

The One Just South of Paradise is the O’Neil family’s nickname for their rustic fly-fishing lodge on a remote cay on the edge of the Out Island Bahamas. Here and on the majestic saltwater flats to the north is where South Florida surgeon Jack O’Neil finds solace and peace, and forges a bond with his daughter Catherine in their shared pursuit of the elusive ghost of the flats, the bonefish. It is also the story of Bahamian guide Sebastian and his wife, Veronica, and the people of North Andros Island. Their wisdom and grace weave through the lives of the two families, leading Catherine and her father to a deeper understanding of this place and the arc of their lives in and through it. Spanning South Florida and the Bahamas, Catherine narrates a three-decade journey through triumph and tragedy for these families, all in pursuit of one true moment in life, art, and fly-fishing.

Pages: 156
Pub Date: 11-29-2022
Softcover: 16.95 9781646637669
Hardcover: 24.95 9781646637683


T.X. O'KELLEY is the author of several notable short stories, including Light Up Christmas. He has also written and lectured extensively on ethics, professionalism, and advocacy. He was raised on Florida's Gulf Coast, and attended the Citadel, the University of Florida, and the London School of Economics, receiving a BA in English literature and a JD. He and his family have had a long and deep relationship with the Out Islands of the Bahamas. He works and writes in Northeast Florida and the Bahamas.

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