By: Jack Shepard
Genre: coming-of-age psychological drama
Length: approximately 213 pages (80,000 words)
Sheltered fourteen-year-old George moves in with his father and finds a life that will be a great education: private schooling, a picturesque village in which to live, and an inspirational best friend—cocksure raconteur Pete Flaherty. And he’s even relishing playing big brother to his clingy half-brother Albert.
But an earthquake hits England, triggering a chain of events that shake George’s new life down to the core, creating cracks that threaten to develop into chasms. If his half-brother Albert has anything to do with it…
The Goldfish and the Earthquake is a story of intense jealousy and deception that weaves together a pet goldfish and the lives of two chalk-and-cheese half-brothers, until one of them is forced to come to an earth-shattering realization.