Her good-looking brother Jim fits easily into the beach scene, but Medina is awkward, hostile and unpopular among the surfers, potheads and bikini girls. As her parents' marriage disintegrates and Jim aides with her resentful mother, Medina's consolation is to take up the challenge of surfing bigger and bigger waves. Taking bigger and bigger risks.
'Ever since The Catcher in the Rye, streams of novelists have tried to update the adolescent experience ... few writers have come as close as Nicholson to Salinger-esque perfection' WILLIAM SUTCLIFFE, INDEPENDENT ON SUNDAY
'Nicholson's first novel is deft, expressive and emotionally true' JULIE MYERSON, MAIL ON SUNDAY