Changing Tides

by Michael Thomas Ford | Gay & Lesbian |
ISBN: 0758210604 Global Overview for this book
Registered by kanaye44 of Norwich, Connecticut USA on 8/4/2009
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Journal Entry 1 by kanaye44 from Norwich, Connecticut USA on Tuesday, August 04, 2009
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Single parenting, even for a summer, can be challenging, as divorced dad Ben Ransome, a marine biologist less in tune with drylanders than with those in the ocean, learns when his 16-year-old daughter gets reacquainted with him in Monterey, California. Named for the first species Ben found on his own, Cadlina—Caddie—has been sent by her exasperated mom for an attitude readjustment, sans pot, sans cell phone (lest she plot an escape with her friends), but not without pills to dull the pain of staying in an isolated, dilapidated beach house that reminds her "of a diseased tooth."

Grad student Hudson Jones is in Monterey, too, writing a thesis on a presumably lost, homoerotic Steinbeck manuscript. When Ben surprises himself by falling for Hudson, lives and worlds entwine and collide in a moving tale of multiple comings-of-age. Including beautifully detailed descriptions of watery depths—clearly heartfelt labors of love—Ford's latest should delight armchair scuba divers as much as the usual gay readership.

Journal Entry 2 by rem_XDP-320934 on Tuesday, September 22, 2009
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