Running After Maria
by Eddie Gubbins.
A Tragic Romance Novel
James Ashleigh lives, to him, the perfect life. Plenty of money, sex with plenty of women and plentiful supply of alcoholic drink. As a ships officer, he sails the worlds oceans on oil tankers berthing in many exotic places. Carefree, he is not tied to one place or one woman.
Wanting a change from oil tankers, he joins a small company whose ships sail keeping regular schedules from the British east coast to ports along the Baltic Sea coast. On one voyage when in Helsinki, he meets Maria and his life changes. He finds he is not carefree but tied to one place and one woman. The novel Running After Maria charts the progress of these changes to James's life, both good and bad. Through the twisting paths of James' life, we follow his joy and his despair. Is there a chance that he will be truly happy? Can anybody be truly happy?
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