Dr. Chamberlain Shay inherited his ancestors' memories. Two thousand years of shipwrecks, brothels, Irish slavery, romance, and gore are crammed into the spirals of his DNA. The memories bring Chamberlain notoriety as a historian and fame as an author, but they are destroying his mind. Chamberlain's ability to distinguish his own life from the tangle of his relatives' is growing weak.
Embarking on a synapses-bending ride through the harrowing history of his family, Chamberlain searches desperately for the cause of his mother's death and struggles with the tug of a love he desperately needs but must deny.
Soft Inheritance, C.E. O'Grady's debut novel, is a taut tale of compelling twists, deftly blending enlightening historical backdrops piqued with unforgettable characters. She landmarks her place in the literary world, presenting a touching, funny, and surprising thrill ride into the history and heart of a doomed man.