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About Norm Kohn
Norm was raised in an artistic family where the love of art and the magic of the written word became an early and lasting inspiration in his life. In addition to his six books, he has written for the theater, film and television. He feels a particular kinship with Asian art and the Japanese poetic tradition. His art work has hung in the High Museum and Museum of Design in Atlanta and the Louvre in Paris. He has exhibited with The New York Society of Illustrators and The New York Art Director’s Club. His first book, Beginnings, was chosen as one of the fifty books of the year by The American Institute of Graphic Arts. He has won numerous print, advertising and international film festival awards and gold medals. Norm and his wife Kathy live in Atlanta. They have two sons and three grandchildren.
So begins an adventure that takes Jamison and Charlie from the tranquil beauty of the Georgia barrier islands to the glitzy world of Miami’s South Beach. As they are being tested by the uncertainties of nature, the mysteries of unexpected love, and the threats of drug-related violence, unexplained events multiply. Who are the distressed voices on the radio, and who sent the armed men in the high-speed boat? Is the mysterious, seductive woman in Jamison’s arms a delusion or an angel, and where is she leading him? As Jamison records his revelations in a journal he dubs “The Dolphin Chronicle” father and son are drawn through an unfolding array of challenges toward the shocking culmination of their quest.
In the midst of this conflict his father has a heart attack in Japan, and Jonathan return to the intriguing land of his youth to be with his family. There, in the shadow of Mt. Fuji, he meets the beguiling Naoko Matsuzawa and discovers the promise of peace. Will she be able to free him from his painful past, or are their worlds too far apart, and the chaos that surrounds him too great? As Jonathan unravels the riddle of the haiku, its message has the potential to become a curse or the answer to a prayer.