PAUL THEROUX is the author of many highly acclaimed books. His novels include The Lower River and The Mosquito Coast, and his renowned travel books include Deep South and On the Plain of Snakes. He divides his time between Hawaii and Cape Cod.
"For a generation of backpackers now gone gray, the tattered
paperback accounts of [Paul Theroux's] treks through China, Africa
and South America were a prod to adventure, bibles of inspiration
under many a mosquito net."
--Gal Beckerman for the New York Times"Incantatory, ecstatic, hypnotic...One of Theroux's best novels."
--Seattle Times"Immersive...[Theroux's] fans will appreciate the perfectly rendered exotic setting, which takes the reader deep inside the Hawaiian surf culture."
"Devotees of Kem Nunn's Tapping the Source who have been searching for the next great surfing novel need search no more. In flowing, lyrical prose, Theroux celebrates the sheer individualistic exhilaration of riding waves."
--Booklist, starred review
"Extraordinary. A frightening ride to the bottom of the soul of
a man with a previously unexamined life. This is contemporary
Hawaii as it's rarely evoked, with surfing strangely near its
--William Finnegan, author of Barbarian Days, winner of the Pulitzer Prize