This slice-of-Shore-life novel combines the soul-searching of early adulthood, the ecstasy of surfing, and the barefoot quality of a summer by the sea. Set at a quintessential Jersey Shore beach in the 1980s, surfers, would-be artists, poets, and musicians revolve around each other in a world of waves and extraordinary sunsets, parties, strange dreams, love and longing, and the eternal quest for the meaning of life after Labor Day.
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Bruce Novotny was born in Atlantic City just before the legendary 1962 northeaster. His family ran a marina business on Long Beach Island which became a surfers hang-out, a source of inspiration for this surfer-writer who wrote a weekly culture and entertainment column for a summer paper at the beach. A graduate of Notre Dame, Bruce studied in England, played soccer, and eventually moved to Southern California to pursue a career in the film business, writing screenplays and editing videos.Review:
"Beach reading in the truest sense." --Asbury Park Press
"East Coast surfing gets it's due." --Quality Paperback Book Club
"Novotny has captured the essence of the summer Shore and everything which makes it so wondrous, especially the mystical effect the place can have on people if they allow it.... Tales is far above a mere mindless screed to the joys of wave-riding. It's an analog of the transience of youth, the realization of which, when it inevitably comes, is so wrenching." --The Central Record
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Book Description Down The Shore Publishing, 1996. Paperback. Book Condition: New. Bookseller Inventory # DADAX0945582315
Book Description Down The Shore Publishing, 1996. Paperback. Book Condition: New. Never used!. Bookseller Inventory # P110945582315