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Gary’s life is in shambles: his fishing catches are barely enough to pay the bills, his town is heading for financial ruin and his marriage is falling apart. To escape his daily problems he dreams about better times, when he surfed perfect waves in Puerto Rico, Portugal and Morocco. Then one night, while fishing alone under the moonlight, he comes up with the solution. If he creates a perfect wave it will not only save his town but his marriage as well. The only problem is that his solution could land him in gaol.
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Aug 1, 2012The word “moonshine” conjures up images of illicit or at least secretive activity, accomplished under the cover of night. Some of what author Greg Tuchin uncovers and illuminates in his novel, Moonshine, does indeed involve questionable activity perpetrated by a round-up of the usual suspects, including Jody, the artist turned bored and unchallenged housewife, dulled by her static commitment to her husband, Gary, and their two children; Gary, the disillusioned dreamer/realist, some-time surfer, once world traveler turned small-town fisherman who is willing to risk job and family for a chance to create anew the passion experienced in his youth; and Janet, the Sydney sophisticate open to new adventure and romance, adrift in the somnolent Australian seaside town where Jody and Gary live. But what lifts this novel above the typical love triangle is its unique perspective originating from elemental sources – land, sea and the heavens – which together constitute the real central character... More > of the story. In Tuchin’s novel, the natural effect of the phase of the moon on the tides and sport of surfing the resultant ocean waves can be read as a metaphor for the phases of life and the challenges they present, especially in mid-life as the sands of time appear to recede with greater frequency and intensity. The ebb and flow of the ocean, like life and personal relationships, once transcendent and awe-inspiring, calming, peaceful, translucent and serene can suddenly turn stormy, turbulent, murky and threatening. Predictable only in its unpredictability. Waves like people flowing in natural rhythms – rising to great heights, then crashing and colliding, often leaving behind destruction in its wake, or a new beginning, depending on your perspective on life. Moonshine is not so much a story of a surfer in search of the elusive “perfect wave,” but rather an honest portrayal of a flawed man so passionate about life, love, travel and his sport that he is willing to brave “the perfect storm” of his own making in order to resuscitate himself, his family and his love for them, and revitalize his sleepy seaside home town back to life lived at its fullest. Moonshine examines the substance of passion and the inexplicable ties that bind us to those passions and to one another. Give it a read. Whether or not you are an experienced surfer and/or a seasoned traveler, I guarantee you’ll be glad you went along for the ride, and be all the better for having done so.< Less
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- Greg Tuchin (Standard Copyright License)
- October 25, 2010
- Perfect-bound Paperback
- Interior Ink
- Black & white
- 1.43 lbs.
- Dimensions (inches)
- 6 wide x 9 tall
- Product ID
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