The Tradewinds

The Tradewinds : Ticket to Ride

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The Tradewinds (Ticket to Ride) is a timeless tale of two writers coming-of-age. While it's set in the late 70s Ticket to Ride is as universal in it's message as Homer's Odyssey. Enriched with allusions to literary and rock 'n roll classics, readers of The Tradewinds (Ticket to Ride) will see Morgan and Livy moving from being innocent 17-year-olds to becoming fully realized adults and, like America, anxiously redefining the ideas of "Life, Liberty, and the Pursuit of Happiness." The Tradewinds (Ticket to Ride) is comprised of two parts, subtitled Just Another Day and Got to Get You into My Life. Got to get You into My Life is the story of Morgan Blake who struggles with the fear of becoming like his angry, alcoholic father. Yearning to find a greater sense of peace and freedom, authentic love and his own voice as a writer, Morgan sets off on an odyssey, both internal and external. The second part, Just Another Day is the story of young Olivia Tinsley, a poor girl from East Finchley/London and her determination to raise herself from poverty and become a successful, self-reliant, and outspoken writer. Her journey includes meetings with hippies in Spain, U2 in Ireland and feminists in the extreme.
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Product details

  • Paperback | 162 pages
  • 127 x 203.2 x 10.16mm | 235.87g
  • United States
  • English
  • black & white illustrations
  • 1508592489
  • 9781508592488

About Philip Scott Wikel

Philip Wikel is a five star (Midwest Book Review) novelist, a graphic designer and publisher who also dabbles in music (with band The Julian Day) and photography. He studied Comparative Literature at UC-Santa Cruz and his lifelong passion for words led him to write poetry, short stories, two novellas and journalistic pieces which have found readership in various forms of publication. He considers the high point of his writing career to be when he interviewed the musician Jack Johnson for Blue Edge magazine as it fused three of his favorite interests, music, surfing, and writing. After making 5 extended trips to surf on Maui, beginning in 1986, Phil finally decided to make the island his home in 2012. His motto: "Endeavoring to increase the moments of joy experienced through the arts."
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