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Summer to Fall

Summer to Fall

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"If you want to escape to the coast of Maine, and want a little intrigue along the way, this book is for you " --Steven Riley. Twenty-five year old Cam Preston tries to navigate the riptides of change cutting through the coastal town of Laurel, Maine. It should have been easy: Cam and his family would lay his grandmother to rest by releasing her ashes into the waters off of Gray Gull Beach. But the boat pivots at just the wrong moment and her remains are blown back onto the deck. Cam does not fail to see the symbolism. The four years he's spent working as a carpenter since graduating from college are considered "extended summer" by his parents. And his Boston-based girlfriend is auditioning more upwardly mobile prospects. When Cam takes a chance on a job turning a derelict bait shed on Laurel Harbor Pier into an upscale restaurant for a trust fund-fed artist and her bartender ex-boyfriend, he's propelled into a summer where even his best decisions seem to only stave off disaster. SUMMER TO FALL is a compelling story of transition and redemption.

Author: Albert R. Waitt
Publisher: Barrel Fire Press
Published: 05/20/2013
Pages: 320
Binding Type: Paperback
Weight: 0.81lbs
Size: 8.00h x 5.25w x 0.72d
ISBN: 9780988939004

About the Author
Albert Waitt is a long time resident of Maine. His short fiction has appeared in The Literary Review, Third Coast, The Beloit Fiction Journal, Words and Images, Stymie: A journal of sport and literature, and other places. Waitt is a graduate of Bates College and the Creative Writing Program at Boston University. He teaches Creative Writing for the University of Phoenix. He also coaches youth basketball and softball when not putting in the miles around Kennebunkport.

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