Just how badly do you want to find paradise?
When Tom Finn is almost jailed for confronting two burglars in his own home, this taxi driver takes his young family to live on the tropical island of Phuket, Thailand.
Phuket is all the Finn family dreamed of - a tropical paradise where the children swim with elephants, the gibbons sing love songs in the jungle, the Andaman Sea is like turquoise glass and this young family is free to grow.
But both man-made disaster and the unleashed forces of nature shatter this tropical idyll for Tom Finn's family.
CATCHING THE SUN is a gripping, moving story of a family who go in search of Paradise - and end up discovering themselves.
'Simmering beneath the dazzling sunlight there are gritty undercurrents aplenty' Express
'The prose seamlessly pulls you along...a lasting novel about belief and longing' Daily Mirror
'A love letter to Thailand' BBC
' ... a simple yet effective story, exploring the incessant search for happiness and what people will do to secure it' Irish Examiner
'Tony Parson's great skill is that he can cut to the core of relationships' The Book Bag
'[The Finn Family] soon discover the start truth behind the tourist-brochure 'holiday paradise' image, before emerging emotionally stronger from the strains of their relocation' Sunday Times
Tony Parsons is the author of Man and Boy , winner of the Book of the Year prize. His subsequent novels - One For My Baby, Man and Wife, The Family Way, Stories We Could Tell, My Favourite Wife, Starting Over and Men from the Boys were all bestsellers. In summer 2011 he was Writer-in-Residence at London Heathrow, and his first book of short stories, Departures, is based on the experience. He has written a novella about pirates for Quick Reads - Beyond the Bounty.