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Barbarian Days (Paperback)

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William Finnegan is a Senior Staff writer for The New Yorker magazine. His craft is polished and lucid in his autobiography, Barbarian Days. Many layers of storyline are at work at once in this book from a young outsider finding his home on a surfboard and the mostly male bonding rituals of the surfers, to his emerging political awareness found while following his obsession around the world. But perhaps best of all? Finnegan’s superlative writing on the beauty and power of the ocean.” - 

— Karen at Palo Alto

What is it like to give your life to an extreme sport? Barbarian Days takes us on an incredible journey around the world and back to S.F.’s Ocean Beach in search of killer waves. This story of a young man’s obsession is one we can fully share without the aid of any other medium so richly is it retold in print. I saw and felt every moment. Highly recommended!

— Barbara at Laurel Village



Product Details
ISBN: 9791159921803
Publisher: Alma/Tsai Fong Books
Publication Date: July 20th, 2018
Language: Korean