Emily A.

Before the Wind: A Novel (Vintage Contemporaries) Cover Image
ISBN: 9780307949356
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Published: Vintage - February 21st, 2017

My new favorite Jim Lynch book! The boatbuilding family in this novel is imperfect and unpredictable, sometimes working together seamlessly, other times colliding and combustible, mystified by each other and their differences. Josh, the protagonist and middle child, is the last to leave the crumbling nest of the Teardown, while his siblings range around the world and his parents continue in more or less the same roles they have always filled. Lyrical passion for sailing is tempered by a realistic portrayal of the wandering dreamers who take up with it against all good judgment.