Author Gerald Carmichael’s New Book “Two Tears: Dinnda” is a Guide to Addiction that Demonstrates the Human Desire for Feeling Extraordinary at One Point in Life

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Recent release “Two Tears: Dinnda” from Page Publishing author Gerald Carmichael is presented in the guise of a whimsical story in hopes of generating dialogue and awareness that will lead to the necessary actions to avoid addictions.

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Gerald Carmichael, a former Director of Homeless Veterans for New England, has completed his new book “Two Tears: Dinnda”: a moving and innovative guide that speaks to the nuances of pain, heartache, and fears that accompany addiction with the fact there is hope.

Mr. Carmichael comes to the table with over 43 years of working in the field of addiction. He says, “The plight of addiction has invaded the family and our nation. I offer a simple yet powerful way of saying wake up and look (at) what is happening.”

Published by New York City-based Page Publishing, Gerald Carmichael’s capricious tale introduces an aging merchant marine, Captain Will, who builds a successful life as an anonymous maritime entrepreneur. He now recognizes a yearning to leave a more meaningful legacy. He has lost his beloved wife Olivia, and in searching his soul, remains unclear of his drive but decides he wants his adopted autistic son to have more than just memories. With Olivia’s spirit guiding him, Will devises a plan to build the sleekest, fastest sailing frigate this sleepy, New England town would ever see.

Enter Dinnda, a committed wife to her alcoholic husband, and an attractive and progressive woman for her time. She begins to practice self-reflection as she starts to question who she has become as her husband Berry’s addiction progresses.

As the story unfolds, Berry clearly demonstrates the ebb and flow of the alcoholic’s journey while Dinnda closely surfs the waves with him. Dinnda’s quest to find herself can only be done with Captain Will’s help. Together, in their growth, they embark on their greatest adventure as they bring the legend of the ship “Sloopy” to life.

The enchanting story continues to address relationships and the difficulties families encounter as they suffer life’s complexity in connection to others, addiction, and loss. While some characters cope through magical voodoo, or pirate evil, others are more resilient in their journey, even finding solace in things that don’t naturally exist. The endearing relationships that develop among the characters evolves as they remain vulnerable to each other in their healing. Ultimately, it is captured in the symbolic meaning of necklace Captain Will gives to Dinnda, as he creates a universal symbol for celebrating the healing process for addictions.

Readers who wish to experience this inspiring work can purchase “Two Tears: Dinnda” at bookstores everywhere, or online at the Apple iTunes store, Amazon, Google Play or Barnes and Noble.

For additional information or media inquiries, contact Page Publishing at 866-315-2708.

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