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To Hear the Ocean Sigh

Authored by Bryant A. Loney
Published by
Verona Booksellers

Jay Murchison believes he is a nobody at his high school in Oklahoma. Coming from a conservative family of affordable luxury, Jay has an overwhelming desire to become something great. After a mysterious girl named Saphnie in North Carolina mistakenly texts him, an unlikely relationship develops that affects Jay’s self-perception and influences the rest of his sophomore year. This correspondence leads him to a group of thrill-seekers who provide a grand departure from the quiet life Jay is familiar with and eye-opening experiences to witness first-hand the truth behind the loose morals his fellow classmates have come to know.

In a story filled with injustice, hope, hatred, love, grief, and understanding, readers will ask themselves what it truly means to hear the ocean sigh and learn of the dire consequences that come with its responsibilities.


If you are affected by any of the issues in To Hear the Ocean Sigh and want to talk to someone, or if you are in crisis and considering suicide, call 1-800-273-TALK (8255) or visit www.afsp.org for immediate support.