Waves: A Novel by Dave Bricker [NOOK Book]

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An epic sea story written by an experienced sailor, Waves is a colorful, authentic account of an extraordinary voyage. Hanns sails a 47-foot cruising trimaran to the Caribbean through a realm of transcendent beauty. Trusting instinct and nature's signs, he survives storms and reefs to find paradise threatened by the very people drawn to its magic; a poignant allegory for our times.

Waves is a book about a series of extraordinary adventures ...
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Waves: A Novel by Dave Bricker

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Overview

An epic sea story written by an experienced sailor, Waves is a colorful, authentic account of an extraordinary voyage. Hanns sails a 47-foot cruising trimaran to the Caribbean through a realm of transcendent beauty. Trusting instinct and nature's signs, he survives storms and reefs to find paradise threatened by the very people drawn to its magic; a poignant allegory for our times.

Waves is a book about a series of extraordinary adventures aboard a big cruising trimaran in the Bahamas and the Turks and Caicos islands during the 1970s; a sea story for sailors and non-sailors alike that conveys the experience of life at sea. Dangerous storms, heavy seas and treacherous reefs blend with joyful passages, crystal clear waters and deserted beaches in an island paradise of magic and beauty. Waves is a vivid, colorful and exciting read.

Beyond tales of grand adventure, the story offers a provocative metaphor for the practices and perspectives that have led to our current economic crisis and tragic lack of stewardship for beautiful planet. The characters explore conflicts between nature and human nature that provide philosophical backlighting for the power and magic of the human spirit.

Waves was written, designed and produced by its author and published through his own Essential Absurdities Press. Those who consider self-published books to be universally lacking in design and production quality are invited to accept Waves as a personal challenge. Available only as a hardcover, cloth-bound volume, the typography and layout are based on exhaustive research into the lost art of hot metal typography practiced at the turn of the twentieth century. The story is lightly-footnoted to explain nautical jargon, and the voyage is illustrated with authentic nautical charts. The cover jacket is inspired by modernist designs by such graphic luminaries as Paul Rand and Alvin Lustig. You'll find Waves as pleasant to look at as enjoyable to read.
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Waves is a very good sea saga set against a spectacular landscape. Since the events in the story are based upon those of an actual adventurer, the plot is believable from start to finish. Bricker lived aboard a small sailboat for many years. He knows the sea and he knows the beauty and terrors of life at sea. Moreover, he has the patience and clarity to take his readers by the hand and orient them to life aboard.You'll finish this voyage with more than an adventure story to show for your time.
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Product Details

  • BN ID: 2940013631892
  • Publisher: Essential Absurdities Press
  • Publication date: 12/15/2010
  • Sold by: Barnes & Noble
  • Format: eBook
  • File size: 2 MB

Meet the Author

Born in October, 1964, Dave Bricker is professor of graphic design at an Arts University in Miami, Florida where he lives with his wife and daughter (he lives in Miami, not inside the University). In his design studio founded in 1995, he produces rich, experiential websites that are "a little different," and provides marketing consultation to clients with vision, integrity and excellent offerings.

An avid guitar player with a minor in jazz guitar, he has worked with some of the World's premier instrument makers, and through these associations, has had the unique opportunity to develop instruments that combine his loves of design and music.

A fan of adventure and travel, he began living aboard cruising sailboats at the age of 18, spent several years solo cruising in the Bahamas during the late 1980s, and crossed the Atlantic on a wooden yawl in 1991. During these voyages, he encountered some of the unusual people, places and circumstances that color his stories.

An inveterate do-it-yourselfer, Bricker writes, produces and designs his own books and publishes them through his private Essential Absurdities Press. EAP's hardcover offerings are meticulously designed and produced, cloth-bound, foil-stamped and offered at low cost as a challenge to anyone who would otherwise dismiss independently-published books as lacking quality.

Other projects include "Waves," a continuation of the story of the protagonist from his first novel, "The Dance," who sails from Florida to the Caribbean on a cruising trimaran, "Currents," a third novel due summer, 2011 that continues the story started in "Waves," a memoir still in-progress called "Blue Monk," and "The One Hour Guide to Self-Publishing" - a nonfiction offering, an as-yet-untitled memoir of his own sailing experiences and an electronic book conceived to painlessly teach left-brain programming skills to right-brained artists.
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