No one really understands. Does Jack's mom really think going to Black Jack Jetty is a good idea? Will a beach visit really make him forget about his dad's death? How could surrounding himself with loads of cousins and aunts and uncles fix anything? What kind of ridiculous adventure would make this all right? Beautifully and sensitively written, ""Black Jack Jetty"" follows Jack as he copes with his father's death and journeys through his grief, anger, anxiety, and guilt. A tip sheet for kids to help cope with a parent's death follows the story. Born, raised, educated, and living in Philadelphia, Michael Carestio enjoys observing and writing about the human condition. His background is in advertising and marketing.