Adam Stephenson was born in Belfast, Northern Ireland in 1965. His family emigrated to Canada in 1967, returning to NI at the height of 'The Troubles'. A second failed emigration to South Africa a year later brought them face to face with the harshness of Apartheid. His family finally returned to Northern Ireland in 1976 where he has lived ever since. He describes himself as having had many guises including that of schoolboy truant, journalist and therapist. Along the way he has dabbled with a drinking career at university, working as a craftsman, a street cleaner, with the homeless and in the field of welfare rights. Adam currently lives in a 'decaying, Georgian, wreck by the sea' with his wife and teenage daughter.
There is hope, there is loss, there is joy...there is longing carried on the Winds. This is about what we were and those who came before us. This is about a family making their way through the turbulent Twentieth Century. This is about Ireland. This epic book is one you will not forget.