When a horrific act of violence shatters the peaceful
October night in Provincetown, Massachusetts, the fates of nine-year-olds Gus
Silva and Hallie Costa become inextricably entwined. Told in alternating
voices, The Orphans of Race Point traces
their relationship over the next three decades as they try to come to terms
with the past. What begins as a childhood friendship evolves into something
stronger, but when a terrible tragedy exhumes the ghosts they thought they had
put to rest, their dreams are abruptly destroyed.
Hallie and Gus move forward to build separate lives, but Gus’
hard-won peace is threatened when he meets a troubled woman who awakens
memories of the childhood he has worked so hard to forget. Although helping her
offers him a chance at the redemption he desperately desires, it will come at a
devastating price. Turning around an unthinkable betrayal, this epic,
all-consuming novel explores how far we will go for love, even if it means
sacrificing everything—and in doing so, celebrates our capacity for faith,
forgiveness, and hope. Download and start listening now!