Chris Power - Author

About the Author

Chris Power is the former editor of leading European surf magazine Carve. He has written and edited several books about surfing including Surf Travel: The Complete Guide, The Surfing Tribe and Shooting The Curl.

 

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Mothers

Mothers

Author: Chris Power Format: Hardback Release Date: 01/03/2018

'To read Mothers is to take a journey through a landscape familiar enough to console, yet strange enough to unsettle. The thrills and dangers of such a journey lie with the unexpectedness of life's undercurrents and our uncertain, unknowable selves. Chris Power's quiet yet compelling touch is reminiscent of Alice Munro and Peter Stamm.' - Yiyun Li, author of A Thousand Years of Good Prayers and The Vagrants Chris Power's stories are peopled by men and women who find themselves at crossroads or dead ends - characters who search without knowing what they seek. A woman uses her mother's old travel guide to navigate nowhere; a stand-up comic with writer's block performs a fateful gig at a cocaine-fulled bachelor party; on holiday in Greece, a father must confront the limits to which he can keep his daughters safe. From remote and wild Exmoor to ancient Swedish burial sites and hedonistic Mexican weddings, these stories lay bare the emotional and psychic damage of life, love and abandonment. Mothers proves the vital importance of short fiction and announces the debut of an exceptional literary voice.

Mothers

Mothers

Author: Chris Power Format: eBook Release Date: 27/02/2018

'To read Mothers is to take a journey through a landscape familiar enough to console, yet strange enough to unsettle. The thrills and dangers of such a journey lie with the unexpectedness of life's undercurrents and our uncertain, unknowable selves. Chris Power's quiet yet compelling touch is reminiscent of Alice Munro and Peter Stamm.'- Yiyun Li, author of A Thousand Years of Good Prayers and The VagrantsChris Power's stories are peopled by men and women who find themselves at crossroads or dead ends - at ancient Swedish burial sites, river crossings on Exmoor, and raucous Mexican weddings. A stand-up with writer's block embarks upon his last gig as a Rodney Dangerfield impersonator. Reflecting on a childhood holiday, a father is faced with the limit to which he can keep his daughters safe. These characters search without knowing what they seek.At the heart of this work is Eva, whom we meet in childhood, locked in an enigmatic relationship with her mother; as a woman stumbling from youth into middle age; and in later life as the mother to a daughter of her own. Each story lays bare the emotional and psychic damage of life, love and abandonment.

Shooting the Curl The Best Surfers, the Best Waves by 15 of the Best Surf Photographers

Shooting the Curl The Best Surfers, the Best Waves by 15 of the Best Surf Photographers

Author: Chris Power Format: Paperback Release Date: 10/11/2010

Surf photographers are the unsung heroes of surfing. They do crazy things to get the shots that fill the pages of the world's top surfing magazines. Some risk life and limb shooting the action at deadly reefs like Teahupoo and Pipeline. Some lose themselves in the Arctic for months, braving sub-zero temperatures for the chance to score a perfect day at some remote point. Some drive hundreds of miles along potholed tracks in war-torn countries like Angola and Namibia, searching for pristine unridden breaks. Shooting The Curl showcases the work of 15 top surf photographers and gets the inside story on the surfers and waves that inspire them. Loaded with incredible images, this is a book for every surfer who loves great photos of top surfers and amazing waves.

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