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On his nineteenth birthday in an English seaside town, Duncan Blaine gets a clue to the whereabouts of his mother, Diana, who, nine years earlier, left him to be raised by relatives when a tragic accident took the life of her husband. When he meets her Duncan is also introduced to the new man in her life, a cardiac surgeon with whom she intends to live in Canada. Distraught at the prospect of yet another separation, Duncan attempts to reconcile with his mother while conducting a passionate affair with an employee of the inn where he is staying. A compelling coming-of-age tale, in which Benson employs surfing as a metaphor, adding graceful comic details and a series of charming secondary characters, Riptide is an intense, even transcendent examination of a young man's struggle to establish his identity while facing the loss of both parents.

    

Used availability for Peter Benson's Riptide

Hardback Editions

April 1994 : UK Hardback
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Title: Riptide
Author(s): Peter Benson
ISBN: 0-340-60659-2 / 978-0-340-60659-9 (UK edition)
Publisher: Hodder & Stoughton
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Paperback Editions

April 2012 : UK Paperback
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Title: Riptide
Author(s): Peter Benson
ISBN: 1-84688-195-1 / 978-1-84688-195-4 (UK edition)
Publisher: Alma Books Ltd
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April 1995 : UK Paperback
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Title: Riptide
Author(s): Peter Benson
ISBN: 0-340-62592-9 / 978-0-340-62592-7 (UK edition)
Publisher: Sceptre
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Kindle Editions

April 2012 : USA, Canada, UK Kindle edition
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Title: Riptide
Author(s): Peter Benson
Publisher: Alma Books
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