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

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

byRichard Taylor

Paperback | July 16, 2002

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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.

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.
Title:House Inside the Waves: Domesticity, Art, and the Surfing LifeFormat:PaperbackPublished:July 16, 2002Publisher:DundurnLanguage:English

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ISBN - 10:0888784287

ISBN - 13:9780888784285

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I won't lie to you. Every time I surf or swim in the ocean, sharks are always on my mind. There's nothing better than being in the ocean, but there's nothing worse than the thought of getting taken by a two-thousand-pound predator with razor teeth. However, given the choice between paddling out alone in the heaving Pacific or taking on the phantom ennui of winter in a suburban town house, there's really no choice.Only a few months before we arrived in Australia's Byron Bay, newlyweds by the name of Ford went out diving at the reef past Julian Rocks.... Unfortunately a five-metre great white made a beeline for the new bride. When the terrified groom, John Ford, swam between the woman and the huge shark, he was cut in half. A week later the husband's head was found down the coast. The shark was caught by fishermen and dragged out bleeding to sea a few kilometres until it escaped, but not before it spat out a human torso.