Paul Theroux is a jerk. But the most skillful writer I can name.
And he’s had a house in Hawaii for over 30 years.
Under the Wave at Waimea is his 2021 novel. Good insight into surf culture.
The Shark starts to fall apart after the accident. His 38-year-old girlfriend has him tested, but it doesn’t seem to be related to Alzheimer’s.
Joe starts telling the same old stories. Over and over again. I did enjoy the ones about Hunter S Thompson in Hawaii. 😀
Theroux is in his 80’s now. I’m thinking aging is much on his mind.
There’s a flashback to Joe’s school days. How he became a surfer. Hawaiian kids at Joe’s school did not appreciate the Haole. White man.
It could be adapted for television.