PEN/Faulkner Award for fiction Best Book
Seaview is a place for rage, humour, inarticulate love, and untranslatable skill; in short, an American place, where human fortunes are hazarded on the half-natural landscape of fairways, roughs and greens. Allen, a golf hustler, is travelling cross-country from California with his wife, Melinda, who is dying of cancer. Outside Tucson they meet up with Bob White, a Pima Indian. Melinda's calm resignation and the tenderness of her relationship with Allen strikes a sympathetic chord with Bob's American Indian view of nature and death. They are all headed for Cape Cod, to a golf course built on ancient tribal grounds.
Used availability for Toby Olson's Seaview
June 1984 : UK Hardback
January 1981 : USA Hardback
December 2006 : USA Paperback
January 1981 : USA Paperback
September 2011 : USA, Canada Kindle edition