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  • ISBN: 9780358446286
  • ISBN: 0358446287
  • Physical Description: 409 pages ; 24 cm
  • Publisher: Boston : Houghton Mifflin Harcourt, 2021.

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"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.
Subject: Surfers > Fiction.
Big-wave surfing > Fiction.
Aging > Fiction.
Drunk driving > Fiction.
Manslaughter > Fiction.
FICTION > Literary.
Surfers > Fiction.
Self-realization > Fiction.
Waimea Bay (Oahu, Hawaii) > Fiction.
Hawaii > Fiction.
Genre: Detective and mystery fiction.
Mystery fiction.