Join a quirky cast of characters as they navigate themselves through the streets and waterways of Seattle.
Sheila Jackson works on a crab boat with her brothers in Alaska, but spends the off-season cracking jokes while she drives tourists around in an amphibious vehicle.
Steven Munchausen keeps trying to strike it rich but his schemes always seem to circle the drain.
The novel begins:
Nestled in between the cold, gray waters of Puget Sound and the dark green wrinkles in the earth, Seattle is often shrouded in mist and rain. All that moisture has a way of getting under your skin, or invading your thoughts. Some people can take it, some folks can’t. The short, dark days and long nights of the rainy season push those folks too far. The perfect summers beneath the bluest skies you’ve ever seen can even help tilt a mind past the point of no return.
Of course when you’re normal, you don’t think about the weather like that, but who’s normal anyway? With all the bluffs and high rise condo towers in the city, lots of people think that all that rain looks pretty good when it finally pools into the lakes and runs into Puget Sound. When you’re floating face down in the ship canal, you don’t get to continue the debate about where normal stops and crazy starts.