Darren Hogarth started his career as a mechanical engineer, holding various different roles within the automotive industry in Canada for over a decade.Story telling has been his innate behaviour since he was a kid, and writing, a passion that he has enjoyed since his late teens. After writing, directing and acting in two plays while studying engineering in university, friends who are literary professors began coercing him to write a novel, since they saw that this is his true talent. His debut novel, “Whatever Sticks Most”, was inspired by his undying wish to somehow express a male perspective on love, spirituality and the importance of balance. The tremendous curiosity that many Canadians have expressed about his native island, Jamaica, also encouraged him to reveal a bit of an insight to the culture, topography and history of the island, by writing through the eyes of a Canadian tourist, visiting Jamaica, and fraternising with locals. Hogarth currently resides in Oakville, Ontario.
Whatever Sticks Most.
Myles is a heavy-duty workaholic. Years of drive and dedication have helped him become a partner in an engineering firm and buy pretty much anything he wants. But it has come at a price. The unrelenting stress on his body has manifested in a herniated disc that has turned a successful thirty-seven yearold man into an old man seemingly overnight-and caused his girlfriend to leave him. It’s clear to all who know Myles that there’s one thing he’s missing, and it is that one thing that can help ease his pain in every facet of his life: balance. To help him find it, his friend Roy convinces him to visit Jamaica and use his home there for a vacation.
Suddenly immersed in the vibe and rhythm of the island nation where “No problem” should be the national phrase, the cares, worries, and pains of Myles’ life in Toronto slowly but surely melt away. Surrounded by the unshakeable kindness and generosity of Miss Pearl and the soulful Rastafarian Moses, Myles experiences a shift in life focus when his vacation for the purpose of healing becomes so much more: a journey of spiritual enlightenment, culture shock, and the humbling confusion of love.
A profoundly moving and deeply spiritual experience, Whatever Sticks Most takes you on a journey that will forever change the way you look at work, life, and love.
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