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The Resource The Outer Beach : a thousand-mile walk on Cape Cod's Atlantic shore, Robert Finch

The Outer Beach : a thousand-mile walk on Cape Cod's Atlantic shore, Robert Finch

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The Outer Beach : a thousand-mile walk on Cape Cod's Atlantic shore
Title
The Outer Beach
Title remainder
a thousand-mile walk on Cape Cod's Atlantic shore
Statement of responsibility
Robert Finch
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Author
Subject
Language
eng
Summary
Those who have encountered Cape Cod<U+0015>or merely dipped into an account of its rich history<U+0015>know that it is a singular place. Robert Finch writes of its beaches: "No other place I know sears the heart with such a constant juxtaposition of pleasure and pain, of beauty being born and destroyed in the same moment." And nowhere within its borders is this truth more vivid and dramatic than along the forty miles of Atlantic coast<U+0015>what Finch has always known as the Outer Beach. The essays here represent nearly fifty years and a cumulative thousand miles of walking along the storied edge of the Cape's legendary arm. Finch considers evidence of nature's fury: shipwrecks, beached whales, towering natural edifices, ferocious seaside blizzards. And he ponders everyday human interactions conducted in its environment with equal curiosity, wit, and insight: taking a weeks-old puppy for his first beach walk; engaging in a nocturnal dance with one of the Cape's fabled lighthouses; stumbling, unexpectedly, upon nude sunbathers; or even encountering out-of-towners hoping an Uber will fetch them from the other side of a remote dune field. Throughout these essays, Finch pays tribute to the Outer Beach's impressive literary legacy, meditates on its often-tragic history, and explores the strange, mutable nature of time near the ocean. But lurking behind every experience and observation<U+0015>both pivotal and quotidian<U+0015>is the essential question that the beach beckons every one of its pilgrims to confront: How do we accept our brief existence here, caught between overwhelming beauty and merciless indifference? Finch's affable voice, attentive eye, and stirring prose will be cherished by the Cape's staunch lifers and erstwhile visitors alike, and strike a resounding chord with anyone who has been left breathless by the majestic, unrelenting beauty of the shore
Cataloging source
DLC
Dewey number
508.744/92
Illustrations
maps
Index
no index present
LC call number
QH105.M4
LC item number
F564 2017
Literary form
non fiction
Label
The Outer Beach : a thousand-mile walk on Cape Cod's Atlantic shore, Robert Finch
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Publication
Carrier category
volume
Carrier category code
nc
Carrier MARC source
rdacarrier
Content category
text
Content type code
txt
Content type MARC source
rdacontent
Control code
ocn959808662
Dimensions
25 cm
Edition
First edition.
Extent
327 pages
Isbn
9780393081305
Lccn
2017005441
Media category
unmediated
Media MARC source
rdamedia
Media type code
n
Other physical details
map
System control number
(OCoLC)959808662
Label
The Outer Beach : a thousand-mile walk on Cape Cod's Atlantic shore, Robert Finch
Publication
Carrier category
volume
Carrier category code
nc
Carrier MARC source
rdacarrier
Content category
text
Content type code
txt
Content type MARC source
rdacontent
Control code
ocn959808662
Dimensions
25 cm
Edition
First edition.
Extent
327 pages
Isbn
9780393081305
Lccn
2017005441
Media category
unmediated
Media MARC source
rdamedia
Media type code
n
Other physical details
map
System control number
(OCoLC)959808662

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