I had always wanted to learn to surf. I had nurtured a fantasy of a middle-alged surf adventure, an escape to Mexico, a diet of fish tacos, sleeping on the beach. Now I knew it would never happen. None of these shallow balloons of idle daydreaming would ever come true. The world was a desert now, a wasteland to be survived, not enjoyed. In less that twenty-foud hours all my fantasies had been destroyed. (page 66)See THIS INFORMATION, including reviews of the book, at Amazon.
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What you will read therein will stay with you long after you turn the last page and applies to more than a father trying to come to terms with his son's having committed an unthinkable deed.
Sooner or later, most of us will face the unthinkable of some sort.
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