'A wave of colossal size towers over the dunes. A black wave that arcs so high it drags down the sun, stars and moon from the sky and turns the day to pitch. Thousands of tonnes of water come crashing over the land, ripping low scrub from the sandy earth and collapsing fibro houses like cards as it streams towards the town.'
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 the imagination. (Publisher's blurb)