That Oceanic Feeling
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|Format: ||Paperback, 300 pages|
|Published In: ||Australia, 01 January 2005|
For Fiona Capp, surfing had always been more than physical. It was a way of bringing together the life of the body and the life of the mind. But time took her in a different direction and she lost touch with the ocean. Approaching forty, she decided it was time to confront her fears and follow her dream of returning to the waves. So begins a personal journey that takes her from the wild, cold waters of Victoria, north to the tropics and then to Europe. As well as recovering a dormant part of herself, Capp discovers the spiritual hold the ocean has on her as an Australian, and as a human being.That Oceanic Feeling is about why we feel compelled to push ourselves out of our safety zones and venture into unknown waters.
About the Author
Fiona Capp was born in Melbourne in 1963. She trained as a journalist, has a PhD in English and has worked as a freelance writer and university tutor in English, journalism and novel writing. She is the internationally published author of three works of non-fiction including That Oceanic Feeling, a memoir about her love for the sea and surfing, which won the Australians Studying Abroad Travel Writing Prize and the Nita B Kibble Literary Award for women writers, plus three novels - Night Surfing, Last of the Sane Days and Musk & Byrne. Her most recent book is part memoir, part journey through the landscapes which inspired Australian poet Judith Wright, My Blood's Country. She lives in Melbourne with her partner and son.
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