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The Highest Tide: A Novel
The Highest Tide: A Novel by Jim Lynch 1582346054 9781582346052
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The Highest Tide: A Novel by Jim Lynch

A mesmerizing, allegorical, and beautifully wrought first novel about one boys fascination with the sea during the summer that will change his life. One moonlit night, thirteen-year-old Miles OMalley slips out of his house, packs up his kayak and goes exploring on the flats of Puget Sound. But what begins as an ordinary hunt for starfish, snails, and clams is soon transformed by an astonishing sight: a beached giant squid. As the first person to ever see a giant squid alive, the speed-reading Rachel Carson-obsessed insomniac instantly becomes a local curiosity. When he later finds a rare deepwater fish in the tidal waters by his home, and saves a dog from drowning, he is hailed as a prophet. The media hovers and everyone wants to hear what Miles has to say. But Miles is really just a teenager on the verge of growing up, infatuated with the girl next door, worried that his bickering parents will divorce, and fearful that everything, even the bay he loves, is shifting away from him. While the sea continues to offer up discoveries from its mysterious depths, Miles struggles to deal with the difficulties that attend the equally mysterious process of growing up. In this mesmerizing, beautifully wrought first novel, we witness the dramatic sea change for both Miles and the coastline that he adores over the course of a summerone that will culminate with the highest tide in fifty years. Jim Lynchhas won national journalism awards and published short fiction in literary magazines and spent four years as the Puget Sound reporter for theOregonian. A Washington state native, Lynch currently writes and sails from his home in Olympia, where he lives with his wife and daughter.The Highest Tideis his first novel. A YALSA Best Book for Young Adults A Book Sense Pick A mesmerizing, allegorical, and beautifully wrought first novel about one boys fascination with the sea during the summer that will change his life. One moonlit night, thirteen-year-old Miles OMalley slips out of his house, packs up his kayak and goes exploring on the flats of Puget Sound. But what begins as an ordinary hunt for starfish, snails, and clams is soon transformed by an astonishing sight: a beached giant squid. As the first person to ever see a giant squid alive, the speed-reading Rachel Carson-obsessed insomniac instantly becomes a local curiosity. When he later finds a rare deepwater fish in the tidal waters by his home, and saves a dog from drowning, he is hailed as a prophet. The media hovers and everyone wants to hear what Miles has to say. But Miles is really just a teenager on the verge of growing up, infatuated with the girl next door, worried that his bickering parents will divorce, and fearful that everything, even the bay he loves, is shifting away from him. While the sea continues to offer up discoveries from its mysterious depths, Miles struggles to deal with the difficulties that attend the equally mysterious process of growing up. In this mesmerizing, beautifully wrought first novel, we witness the dramatic sea change for both Miles and the coastline that he adores over the course of a summerone that will culminate with the highest tide in fifty years. [A] graceful and inventive first novel . . . [Lynchs] declarative style and vivid imagery allow the science of the ocean to blend easily with its poetry.The New York Times Book Review Wryly funny, achingly sad and endearingly hopeful . . . the kind of book you cant put down, and the kind youll pick up again.Denver Post <D

Author: Jim Lynch

Language: English

Edition: 1st Us Edition

Binding: Hardcover

Pages: 272

Publisher: Bloomsbury USA

Publication Date: 2005-09-08

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