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A Week at Surfside Beach
A Week at Surfside Beach

A Week at Surfside Beach

A Collection of Short Stories

FICTION

242 Pages, 6 x 9

Formats: Trade Paper, EPUB

Trade Paper, $14.99 (US $14.99) (CA $19.99)

Publication Date: June 2020

ISBN 9781952019005

Rights: WOR

Nextone Inc (Jun 2020)
Loba Publishing

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Overview

Thousands of families and individuals are attracted to the South Carolina coast each year, renting houses up and down the beach throughout the seasons. They bring their lives with them when they come to this magical place. In A Week at Surfside Beach, author Pierce Koslosky Jr. has crafted sixteen poignant short stories that paint a vivid portrait of the beach's diverse, temporary inhabitants: those people attracted to a landscape both beautiful and overwhelming in its ability to force introspection and change. Set over the course of a single rental season that ends at Christmas, the book's unrelated characters all have their stays in the blue beach house, yet each story has a distinct message at its core. Readers will follow people in every stage of life—from a six-year-old entering the imaginary world of crabs to an escapee from a retirement home—and witness their varied individual experiences. These are stories of hope and redemption, connection and detachment, and lessons taught and learned. Both original and contemplative, heartbreaking and inspirational, A Week at Surfside Beach brings together a collection of tales with seemingly ordinary, simple, and familiar details—yet underneath their calm, relatable surfaces exist the uncomfortable, extraordinary complexities of life.

Author Biography

Pierce Koslosky Jr. worked for three years in a maximum-security prison in North Carolina. He escaped to Nebraska, and a mere four decades later is the chairman and CEO of a manufacturing company there. He lives in Omaha with Candy, his wife of thirty-five years, and with one very fortunate goldendoodle. They have four children who could not be less alike. Pierce and his family have gone to Surfside Beach, South Carolina, for over twenty-five years and have stayed in the house featured in A Week at Surfside Beach since it was built in 1992, shortly after Hurricane Hugo. In 2000 they bought the home and rent it out in the summer.