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Under the wave at Waimea / Paul Theroux.

Author/Creator:
Theroux, Paul, author.
Publication:
Boston : Houghton Mifflin Harcourt, 2021.
Format/Description:
Book
409 pages ; 24 cm
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Subjects:
Surfers -- Fiction.
Big-wave surfing -- Fiction.
Aging -- Fiction.
Drunk driving -- Fiction.
Manslaughter -- Fiction.
Waimea Bay (Oahu, Hawaii) -- Fiction.
Form/Genre:
Detective and mystery fiction.
Novels
Mystery fiction.
Detective and mystery fiction.
Novels.
Summary:
"From legendary writer Paul Theroux comes an atmospheric novel following a big-wave surfer as he confronts aging, privilege, mortality, and whose lives we choose to remember"-- Provided by publisher.
Now in his sixties, big-wave surfer Joe Sharkey has passed his prime and is losing his 'stoke.' The younger surfers around the breaks on the north shore of Oahu still idolize the Shark, but his sponsors are looking elsewhere. Driving home from a bar after one too many, Joe accidentally kills a stranger near Waimea. As the repercussions of the accident spiral ever wider, Joe's girlfriend, Olive, throws herself into uncovering the dead man's identity and helping Joe find vitality and refuge in the waves again. -- adapted from jacket
Other format:
Online version: Theroux, Paul, Under the wave at Waimea
ISBN:
9780358446286
0358446287
9780358446385
OCLC:
1159041061