Thomas Dolby Announces Release of New Historical Novel "Prevailing Wind"

BALTIMORE, June 7, 2024 ~ Renowned musician and technology innovator Thomas Dolby is expanding his creative repertoire with the release of his highly anticipated novel, "Prevailing Wind." The gripping historical fiction is set to hit bookshelves on June 25, 2024, marking Dolby's significant foray into the literary world.

The book follows the story of two brothers, Davey and Jacob Haskell, who dream of escaping their impoverished lobsterman life in Deer Isle, Maine on the eve of World War I. Their sailing skills catch the attention of the powerful New York Yacht Club, offering them a chance at glory in the prestigious America's Cup race.

However, their bond is tested when they both fall for Edith, a captivating Irish maid. As family loyalty is put to the test, a near-fatal accident leaves one brother hospitalized and consumed by revenge. But with the help of a compassionate Latina nurse, he begins to heal. Meanwhile, secrets and scandals among millionaire yachtsmen threaten to tear apart their dreams.

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As the heir to the Vanderbilt railroad fortune grapples with his future, Davey and Jacob must navigate choices between love, family, and ambition. Will they be able to overcome these trials or will they be left stranded in the past?

Author Thomas Dolby is best known for his innovative contributions to music and technology. With five Grammy nominations under his belt, his hit single "She Blinded Me with Science" became an iconic anthem of the 1980s. Beyond music, he has significantly impacted the tech industry by creating the synthesizer used in billions of Nokia mobile phones.

Dolby's memoir "The Speed of Sound" was well-received for its insightful storytelling about his journey through both industries. He has also made contributions to film soundtracks for productions by George Lucas, Steven Spielberg, Barry Levinson and Ken Russell. His musical talents have led him to perform with legends such as Stevie Wonder, David Bowie, and Roger Waters.

"Prevailing Wind" will be available for purchase at local and major bookstores, including Barnes & Noble and Amazon, starting June 25, 2024. Pre-orders are currently open on Amazon. For more information about Thomas Dolby and his upcoming book release, visit his official website.


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