The Surfer

The Surfer

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by Robb Skidmore
     
 

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Walter’s life falls apart after his family perishes in a plane crash. He becomes fixated with surfing, and flies to Hawaii in a last ditch effort to overcome despair about life. His surfing leads to a near death experience. A vacationing couple then befriends him and takes him on an unexpected adventure. The Surfer is a journey into the imperfection of one man&

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Walter’s life falls apart after his family perishes in a plane crash. He becomes fixated with surfing, and flies to Hawaii in a last ditch effort to overcome despair about life. His surfing leads to a near death experience. A vacationing couple then befriends him and takes him on an unexpected adventure. The Surfer is a journey into the imperfection of one man’s soul. It explores the beauty and cruelty of nature, and of life.

Product Details

ISBN-13:
2940012387141
Publisher:
TMiK Press
Publication date:
04/14/2011
Sold by:
Barnes & Noble
Format:
NOOK Book
File size:
69 KB

Meet the Author

Robb Skidmore’s short stories have appeared in New Orleans Review, New Millennium Writings, South Carolina Review and Oasis. His non-fiction has appeared in the Atlanta Journal-Constitution. He grew up in Charleston, S.C. He graduated from Emory University, has traveled to many exotic parts of the globe and once spent a year camping in national parks and traveling across America. His first novel, The Pursuit of Cool, was released in April of 2012.

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Surfer 5 out of 5 based on 0 ratings. 2 reviews.
Kristin Conner More than 1 year ago
Robb Skidmore delivered such a captivating storyline in this Ebook. The protagonist was very relatable and his words will pull at your heartstrings. I really enjoyed it!
Ardsley More than 1 year ago
The Surfer is an excellent, well written story. The way Robb Skidmore developed the real motivation behind Walter's impetuous surfing expedition was well done. Robb showed that Walter's handling of a recent, major episode in his life is as poor as his initial efforts on the surfboard. Walter learned two important lessons in life. The forces of nature can be daunting and uncaring at times, yet replenishing at other times. And, secondly, the truth of bad moments in our lives must ultimately be accepted, as hard as that might be. I liked the implication at the end, that Walter's return to the surfboard represents some lifting in his life. Maybe now, it will improve just as his surfing skills will.