Swimmers in the Sea

Overview

Late in the fall of 1967, Thomas Dawes--nearing his twenty-first birthday--is in Hawaii on R and R from Vietnam. The freedom he finds in sailing a small boat offshore alone leads him beyond the bounds of Oahu. He extends the days he has been allotted there as he sails through the island group, meeting various people who are living largely undisturbed by the war he has left behind. Dawes finds that intertwined with what he has experienced in the past months, now there is a reawakening of hope for the future, ...
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Overview

Late in the fall of 1967, Thomas Dawes--nearing his twenty-first birthday--is in Hawaii on R and R from Vietnam. The freedom he finds in sailing a small boat offshore alone leads him beyond the bounds of Oahu. He extends the days he has been allotted there as he sails through the island group, meeting various people who are living largely undisturbed by the war he has left behind. Dawes finds that intertwined with what he has experienced in the past months, now there is a reawakening of hope for the future, released by his chanced meeting with a girl whose strongest impulse is the joy she finds in living.

This is a story told as a voyage along the rhumb line--a straight-line path derived from a defined initial bearing--of causal events that lead to a result that is both unexpected and inevitable.

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Product Details

  • ISBN-13: 9781449563417
  • Publisher: CreateSpace Independent Publishing Platform
  • Publication date: 11/19/2009
  • Pages: 290
  • Product dimensions: 5.25 (w) x 8.00 (h) x 0.65 (d)

Meet the Author

John Kemuel Cravens is an architect, licensed to practice in Hawaii. In 1967 he was a US Marine serving in Vietnam. He is a graduate of The University of Oklahoma and lives with his wife in Tulsa. Swimmers in the Sea is his first published novel.
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