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House Inside the Waves Domesticity, Art, and the Surfing Life

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ISBN-10: 0888784287

ISBN-13: 9780888784285

Edition: 2002

Authors: Richard Taylor

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Writer and househusband Richard Taylor is mad about beaches and islands, and was inspired by a house exchange that whisked him and his family from a freezing Ottawa winter to a year of some of the world's best surf on the east coast of Australia. In an era of packaged paradises and cyber surfers, the forty-something author's first case of the mid-life blues seduced him into recapturing his youthful romance with surfing.Eventually he found himself adrift among women and children as he documented a Shangri-la lost dominated by a rogues' gallery of hopeless romantic-Lord Byron, Paul Gauguin, Bruce Chatwin, Robert Louis Stevenson and, perhaps the planet's first literary househusband, Henry…    
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Book details

List price: $18.95
Copyright year: 2002
Publisher: Dundurn Press
Publication date: 7/16/2002
Binding: Paperback
Pages: 288
Size: 6.00" wide x 9.00" long x 0.75" tall
Weight: 1.298
Language: English

Prologue: Reflections of a Crazed Househusband
Anatomy of Restlessness
Heaven and Hell
Melancholy Lawn Mowers
Confessions of an Unrepentant Beach Bum
North-Coast Perfection
Mr. Mom
God Save the Queen
Into the Drink with Lord Byron
General Advice on How to Avoid Shark Attack
Hanging Ten
We of the Never Never
Ironing John
The Point
Snake in the Garden
Good News from the Secret Annex
Romantic Egoists
House Inside the Waves
The Three Amigos
The Whole South Seas Kitchen
Aquatic Intermezzo
Gidget, Big Kahuna, No-Holds-Barred Luau
Epilogue: No Time for Jet Lag