Thailand’s pristine and remote Ko Phi Phi island attracts tourists from around the world, offering a haven to people from all walks of life. Yet even paradise has its perils.
Thailand’s pristine and remote Ko Phi Phi island attracts tourists from around the world, offering a haven to people from all walks of life. Yet even paradise has its perils. Struggling to make ends meet, resort owners Lek and Sarai are happy to give an American named Patch room and board in exchange for his help. But trouble looms when Patch’s brother, Ryan, arrives, accompanied by his beautiful girlfriend, Brooke. Lek learns that Patch is running from the law, and his mere presence puts Lek’s family at risk. Meanwhile, Brooke begins to doubt her love for Ryan, while her feelings for Patch blossom. The two brothers, once inseparable, clash over a choice that could alter their lives.
In a glorious landscape of sea and sky, where nature’s bounty seems endless, these two families are caught in the cross currents of conflict and change – and swept up in an approaching cataclysm that will require all their strength of heart and soul to survive.
“Stunning and profoundly moving.” – National Geographic Traveler magazine, which named Cross Currents as its “Book of the Month”
“Wonderful!” – Chris Bohjalian, New York Times bestselling author of Midwives
“Gripping, moving, and ravishingly written, Shors’ latest is a stunning story of family, connection, and the astonishing power of nature.” – Caroline Leavitt, New York Times bestselling author of Pictures of You
“Cross Currents is about the power of nature and the power of love – romantic, brotherly, and parental. You are held in suspense, watching the love between the characters grow, knowing that this love is going to be tested severely when the tsunami hits. And when it does, you are carried away by the clash of both forces in a maelstrom of riveting action. I loved this book.” – Karl Marlantes, New York Times bestselling author of Matterhorn
“Shors’ fifth exotic novel is his best… Cross Currents skillfully springs emotional surprises… Gorgeously rendered.” – The Boulder Daily Camera
“John Shors has a great feeling for Thailand. The beauty of its geography and the pliant strength of its people are in every word of his novel, Cross Currents, which is set in the days just before the tsunami. The suspense around what will happen to his characters (each with a vivid history and set of troubles) makes for a supremely readable tale.” – Joan Silber, author of The Size of the World
“Cross Currents is an emotional and powerful novel, and one I would recommend in an instant!” – PeekingBetweenthePages.com