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In Search of Captain Zero : A Surfers Road Trip Beyond the End of the Road

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Description

In 1996, Allan Weisbecker sold his home and his possessions, loaded his dog and surfboards into his truck, and set off in search of his long-time surfing companion, Patrick, who had vanished into the depths of Central America. In this rollicking memoir of his quest from Mexico to Costa Rica to unravel the circumstances of Patrick's disappearance, Weisbecker intimately describes the people he befriended, the bandits he evaded, the waves he caught and lost en route to finding his friend. In Search of Captain Zero is, according to Outside magazine, "A subtly affecting tale of friendship and duty. [It] deserves a spot on the microbus dashboard as a hell of a cautionary tale about finding paradise and smoking it away."In Search of Captain Zero: A Surfer's Road Trip Beyond the End of the Road is a Booksense 76 Top Ten selection for September/October.show more

Product details

  • Paperback | 352 pages
  • 147.32 x 228.6 x 25.4mm | 385.55g
  • Penguin Putnam Inc
  • Jeremy P Tarcher
  • Los Angeles, United States
  • English
  • Revised ed.
  • 1585421774
  • 9781585421770
  • 85,759

About A.C. Weisbecker

Allan C. Weisbecker is a novelist, screenwriter, lifelong surfer, and award-winning photojournalist whose work appears in Smithsonian, Men's Journal, Popular Photography, American Photo, Sailing, Surfer, Surfing, and The Surfer's Journal. He is the author of Cosmic Banditos, a novel said by reviewers to "out-gonzo Hunter S. Thompson." Weisbecker lives on Long Island, New York.show more

Table of contents

Part I: South, Baja California Part II: Deeper, Mainland Mexico and on to Central America Part III: The Town at the End of the Road Part IV: Beyond It Epilogueshow more

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