In the summer of '76 Toby turns seventeen, his parents split up and his relationship with the adult world changes forever. Ocean Road is a quiet, profoundly moving study of a marriage, its failure, and of the evolution of the relationship between parent and child. It is also a beautifully understated portrait of the post-war generation - the 'baby-boomers' - the social and cultural changes they brought, and their effect on the succeeding generation. With a nod to the spare style and world evoked by writers such as Raymond Carver, Ernest Hemmingway and Richard Brautigan, Glyn Parry has crafted a most original, intensely moving and subtle story of a family at a .
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