There are some summers, like there are some waves, that can never be forgotten. Hannah has dropped out of university to learn how to ‘walk on water’. At Ruben’s Cafe at the end of the Peninsula, she meets Jake, who has demons of his own and dreams of surfing the night. They come from different worlds but what brings them together is a love affair with the sea.
A remarkable novel about fear and the overcoming of it, about love and learning to give into it, and about the power of imagination.
Fiona Capp is a fine voice in Australian fiction – and an ex-surfer, who has a deep connection to the coastline about which she writes.
“Night Surfing” by Fiona Capp is published in Allen & Unwin in 1996.