An old soul surfer turned bit of a waster rescues a woman who escaping pursuers from over the border. He is a loner and haunted by his bad past, she's a campaigner for the people and environment of Tijuana. She recovers and they learn to get along, then the men come after her.
I liked all his other books but think this is the best. He really can write. The story is gripping, the characters are great, and the ending satisfies while still being real.
Well written if overly stressing the poverty etc. of the area in a 'tell' rather than 'show' way sometimes. Very evocative descriptions of the area are best shown through his characters, not when he goes off on one with hyperbole.
Not enough actual surfing in the book for me! But surfer or not, you will enjoy this.
- Hardcover: 320 pages
- Publisher: No Exit Press; Limited signed edition edition (11 January 2004)
- Language: English
- ISBN-10: 1842431307
- ISBN-13: 978-1842431306
- Package Dimensions: 19.8 x 13.4 x 3.4 cm
- Boxed-product Weight: 440 g
- Customer Reviews: 54 customer ratings