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Blowing Clear: 12/23/18
For nearly twenty years, I've been working through (in no particular order) the novels of Joseph C. Lincoln. My first foray into his fictional Cape Cod, was Partners of the Tide about a pair of salvage men and a pair of women who run a boarding house.
I have been a happy visitor, living in different eras, having different adventures. Blowing Clear by Joseph C. Lincoln, is the first one in ten novels that I truly haven't enjoyed. In fact, I'm not entirely sure what was going on.
This one opened with a family of vacationers adrift at sea. The husband leaves his wife and child to get help, which he eventually finds, with Hi and Lo.
Then it changes to sort of the origin story of Hi and Lo. Hi discovers that he has a son, whose mother has recently died. Although he's never met the boy, he brings the boy to live with him and Lo but tells the boy (and everyone else) that he's his uncle, not his father.
For whatever reason, I had no luck following this plot, or being invested in the characters. Stuff happened. I read words. Nothing really stuck and the whole thing ended up being a huge chore to finish.