May 1, 2010
May 1, 2010
As a strong storm approaches the shore, residents interact and clash with each other on the island of Elysiana, New Jersey during the summer of 1969.
Former New Jersey lifeguard Chris Knopf evokes the profuse intersections of the labyrinthine lives of the citizens of Elysiana, an island off the coast of New Jersey, during the very memorable summer of 1969. While the police and the shore patrol battle over jurisdiction in the beach community, the city is suffused with a wave of crime and corruption, the ripples of which affect the lives of Knopf's vivid characters in ways which are both trivial and tragic. A vengeful drug kingpin, a woman with ****** amnesia, an obsessive surfer who dabbles in car stereo theft, a lifeguard suffering from massive head trauma, and a little girl with a big secret take turns acting as catalysts and obstacles to each other's search for meaning, justice, and fulfillment, while natural forces accumulate elsewhere, threatening to permanently render their hopes and fears irrelevant.
- Genre: Fiction + Literature Genres, Fiction + Literature Themes
- Subgenre: Mystery + Crime, Legal + Courtroom + Crime, Literary Genres + Types of Novels, Settings
- Language: English
- Author: Chris Knopf
- Online Item #: 12317702
- Store Item Number (DPCI): 248-44-1669
- ISBN: 9781579621988
- Item can be gift wrapped.
- Made in the USA or Imported