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Flat Water Tuesday, by Ron Irwin

Flat Water Tuesday, by Ron Irwin

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A stunning saga of love, sport, and buried secrets

Rob Carrey is a successful documentary filmmaker who has returned from a shoot to New York City, where he's prepared to separate from Carolyn, his long-time love. But when he finds an invitation to his boarding school reunion in his pile of mail, Rob begins a painful journey into his past--one that will alter the course of his life forever.

Years ago, Rob was a scholarship student at the elite Fenton School, where he became a star member of the rowing team. Generations of Fenton men had led the rowing team, known as the God Four, to victory--and Rob would be no exception. But as the team's most important race drew near, and tempers and lusts reached the boiling point, Rob found himself in a dilemma: If he sacrifices everything to win he stands to lose everything that matters. Which is the right path--and where will it lead him and the ones he loves? That is the question at the heart of Ron Irwin's Flat Water Tuesday, a deeply affecting novel about what it means to fight for love and victory, in sport and in life.

 

ISBN: 9781250048721

384 Pages

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Tammaryne
Flatwater Tuesday

It is about the effects that tragedies may have, how quickly a life can change, and how things that seem significant when we are young frequently look insignificant as we become older. Parts of this book are incredibly intense, and I adore the author's writing style. I also admire that he gave Carry a career as a documentary filmmaker in his latter years, which was also true of the author. The novel starts with a letter before jumping back and forth in time to tell the tale of the God Four and John Carrey's present. I was smitten. I am aware that numerous novels on school have been published, some of them excellent and others not.

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