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0 out of 50 out of 50 out of 50 out of 50 out of 5 0.00 (0 ratings) (rate this audio book) Author: Jim Lynch Narrator: Fisher Stevens Publisher: Macmillan Audio Format: Unabridged Audiobook Delivery: Instant Download Audio Length: Release Date: September 2005 ISBN: 9781593978280
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A spellbinding first novel about a young boy's fascination with the wonders of the seashore during a summer that will change
his life.
One moonlit night, thirteen-year-old Miles O'Malley slips out of his house, packs up his kayak and goes exploring on the flats of Puget Sound. But what begins as an ordinary hunt for starfish, snails, and clams is soon transformed by an astonishing sight: a beached giant squid. As the first person to ever see a giant squid alive, the speed-reading Rachel Carson-obsessed insomniac instantly becomes a local curiosity. When he later finds a rare deepwater fish in the tidal waters near his home, and saves a dog from drowning, he is hailed as a prophet. The media hovers and everyone wants to hear what Miles has to say.

But Miles is really just a teenager on the verge of growing up, infatuated with the girl next door, worried that his bickering parents will divorce, and fearful that everything, even the bay he loves, is shifting from him. While the sea continues to offer up discoveries from its mysterious depths, Miles struggles to deal with the difficulties that attend the equally mysterious process of growing up. In this unforgettable, beguiling novel, we witness the dramatic sea change for both Miles and the coastline that he adores over the course of a summer—one that will culminate with the highest tide in fifty years.

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  • The Highest Tide is a plunge into sustained and intelligent wonder. Jim Lynch creates a richly tumultuous world on a microcosmic stage. His characters and events are as complex and surprising as the sea that surrounds them. He's got me re-reading Rachel Carson and itching for tide pools of my own. Katherine Dunn, author of Geek Love

  • A small but engaging debut that works both as a poignant coming-of-age story and an enchanting primer on the life acquatic. The Highest Tide is as crisp and clean as a cool dip into the water, and just about as refreshing. Entertainment

  • Among shortlisted titles for Audie Award Finalist, 2006
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About the Author
Author Jim Lynch

Jim Lynch has received the H. L. Mencken Award and a Livingston Award for Young Journalists, among other honors. His novel Border Songs won the Washington State Book Award and is being adapted for television.

About the Narrator

Fisher Stevens was first seen on Broadway at age nineteen in Harvey Fierstein’s Torch Song Trilogy, and he followed this with a plum role in Neil Simon’s Brighton Beach Memoirs. Stevens has appeared in many films, including The Flamingo Kid, Short Circuit, Reversal of Fortune, and The Marrying Man.