Time and Tide

Time and TideLivre numérique

Frank Conroy

Editeur : Crown Publishing Group Digital

Date de parution : 18/12/2007

EAN : 9780307422514

13,60 €

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Résumé

Frank Conroy first visited Nantucket with a gang of college friends in 1955. They came on a whim, and for Conroy it was the beginning of a lifelong love affair with this "small, relaxed oasis in the ocean." This book, part travel diary, part memoir, is a hauntingly evocative and personal journey through Nantucket: its sweeping dunes, rugged moors, remote beaches, secret fishing spots, and hidden forests and cranberry bogs. Admirers of Conroy’s classic and acclaimed memoir StopTime will again delight in what James Atlas, writing in the New York Times, called his "genius for close observation."In Time and Tide, Conroy recounts the island’s history from the glory days of the whaling boom to the present, when tourism dominates. He vividly evokes the clash of cultures between the working class and the superrich, with the fragile ecology of the island always in the balance. But most fascinating of all, he tells his own storyof playing jazz piano in the island’s bars; of raising a barn in the early '60s with the help of a bunch of hippie carpenters; of leasing an old, failed bar with two island pals and turning it into the Roadhouse, a club "that was to be ours, the yearrounders, and to hell with the summer people." There’s a marvelous story of his first golf game, played on an ancient ninehole course with two friends, a parttime sommelier and a builder from the South who invented the onehanded pepper mill. This is a book that evels in friendship, music, history, and the gorgeous landscape of a unique American place, and is a wonderful work by one of our greatest contemporary writers.From the Hardcover edition.

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