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

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Writer, surfer, 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 writer's first case of the mid-life blues seduced him into recapturing his youthful romance with surfing.

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Writer, surfer, 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 writer's first case of the mid-life blues seduced him into recapturing his youthful romance with surfing.

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  • ISBN-13: 9780888784285
  • Publisher: Dundurn Press
  • Publication date: 7/28/2002
  • Edition description: 1ST
  • Pages: 288
  • Product dimensions: 6.04 (w) x 9.72 (h) x 0.72 (d)

Meet the Author

Richard Taylor is the author of the novel Cartoon Woods. Many of his feature articles have been published by the Ottawa Citizen. A seasoned traveller, he has taught creative writing in Hong Kong, Australia, and Tuscany. He teaches in Carleton University's English department.
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Table of Contents

Prologue: Reflections of a Crazed Househusband 1
1 Anatomy of Restlessness 7
2 Heaven and Hell 16
3 Melancholy Lawn Mowers 27
4 Confessions of an Unrepentant Beach Bum 39
5 North-Coast Perfection 49
6 Mr. Mom 56
7 God Save the Queen 69
8 Into the Drink with Lord Byron 83
9 General Advice on How to Avoid Shark Attack 91
10 Hanging Ten 107
11 We of the Never Never 119
12 Ironing John 134
13 The Point 145
14 Snake in the Garden 151
15 Good News from the Secret Annex 165
16 Romantic Egoists 182
17 House Inside the Waves 201
18 The Three Amigos 213
19 The Whole South Seas Kitchen 229
20 Aquatic Intermezzo 247
21 Gidget, Big Kahuna, No-Holds-Barred Luau 255
Epilogue: No Time for Jet Lag 265
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