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Under the wave at Waimea /

Under the wave at Waimea /
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R2607009 F THER
Adult Fiction   Tura . Available .  
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ISBN 9780241504451
Shelf Location F THER
Author Theroux, Paul, author
Title Under the wave at Waimea / Paul Theroux.
Production/Publication data [London] : Hamish Hamilton, an imprint of Penguin Books, 2021.
Physical Description 409 pages ; 24 cm.
Carrier Type volume
Summary Note From renowned writer Paul Theroux comes a dazzling novel following a big-wave surfer in Hawaii as he confronts ageing, privilege, mortality and whose lives we choose to remember Joe Sharkey knows he is passed his prime. Now in his sixties, the younger surfers around the breaks on the north shore of Oahu still revere him as the once-legendary 'Shark', but his sponsors have moved on, and Joe wonders what new future awaits him on the horizon. Uninterrupted quality time with the ocean, he hopes. Life has other plans. When he accidentally hits and kills a man near Waimea while drunk-driving, he fears he will never rebound. Under the direction of his stubbornly loyal girlfriend Olive, he throws himself into uncovering his victim's story. But what they find in Max Mulgrave is entirely unexpected- a shared history - and refuge in the sea. Set on the stunning Hawaiian coast, Theroux captures the glory and nostalgia of looking back at a rich and adventurous past, whilst learning to ride out life's next unexpected wave.
Subject Surfing -- Fiction
Traffic accidents -- Fiction
Subject (Geographic) Oahu (Hawaii) -- Fiction
Genre Detective and mystery fiction
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