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Barbarian Days - Winner Pulitzer Biography 2016

Barbarian Days - Winner Pulitzer Biography 2016
A deeply rendered self-portrait of a lifelong surfer by the acclaimed New Yorker writer
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ISBN/EAN9781472151414
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Publisher: Little, Brown Book Group
Pub. Date: May 10 2016
Author: FINNEGAN, WILLIAM
Format: Paperback
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WINNER OF THE PULITZER PRIZE FOR BIOGRAPHY 2016 Surfing only looks like a sport. To devotees, it is something else entirely: a beautiful addiction, a mental and physical study, a passionate way of life. William Finnegan first started surfing as a young boy in California and Hawaii. Barbarian Days is his immersive memoir of a life spent travelling the world chasing waves through the South Pacific, Australia, Asia, Africa, Peru and beyond. Finnegan describes the edgy yet enduring brotherhood forged among the swell of the surf; and recalling his own apprenticeship to the world's most famous and challenging waves, he considers the intense relationship formed between man, board and water. Barbarian Days is an old-school adventure story, a social history, an extraordinary exploration of one man's gradual mastering of an exacting and little-understood art. It is a memoir of dangerous obsession and enchantment.
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