9781472151414

Barbarian Days

A Surfing Life

William Finnegan


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ISBN: 9781472151414
Published: May 2016

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WINNER OF THE PULITZER PRIZE FOR BIOGRAPHY 2016

WINNER OF THE 2016 WILLIAM HILL SPORTS BOOK OF THE YEAR PRIZE

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 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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  • Format:
  • ISBN: 9781472151414
  • Published: May 2016
  • Publisher: Little, Brown Book Group
  • Number of pages: 512
  • Width (mm): 130
  • Height (mm): 195
  • Depth (mm): 34
  • Weight (g): 400

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