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

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

by Richard Taylor

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House Inside the Waves: Domesticity, Art, and the Surfing Life by Richard Taylor

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.

Product Details

ISBN-13: 9781554885510
Publisher: Dundurn Press
Publication date: 07/16/2002
Sold by: Barnes & Noble
Format: NOOK Book
Pages: 288
File size: 3 MB

About 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.
Richard Taylor is the author of the novel Cartoon Woods and the short-story collection tender Only the One.. Many of his feature articles have been published by the Ottawa Citizen. A seasoned traveller, he has journeyed around the world and has taught creative writing in Hong Kong, Australia, and Tuscany. He teaches in Carleton University's English department.

Table of Contents

Prologue: Reflections of a Crazed Househusband1
1Anatomy of Restlessness7
2Heaven and Hell16
3Melancholy Lawn Mowers27
4Confessions of an Unrepentant Beach Bum39
5North-Coast Perfection49
6Mr. Mom56
7God Save the Queen69
8Into the Drink with Lord Byron83
9General Advice on How to Avoid Shark Attack91
10Hanging Ten107
11We of the Never Never119
12Ironing John134
13The Point145
14Snake in the Garden151
15Good News from the Secret Annex165
16Romantic Egoists182
17House Inside the Waves201
18The Three Amigos213
19The Whole South Seas Kitchen229
20Aquatic Intermezzo247
21Gidget, Big Kahuna, No-Holds-Barred Luau255
Epilogue: No Time for Jet Lag265

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