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Deluxe Hardcover edition, featuring a photo insert, surfing map of Southern California, eight pages of the original script to the film Big Wednedsday, essays by Roger McGrath, Tatsuo Takei, Don James, and Peter Townend, as well as John Milius' original pitch letter to Lynn Nesbit, a surf term glossary, and new afterword Based on true events and legendary surfers of the 1960s, the Big Wednesday novel follows three Malibu surfers as the joys of youth and their carefree lifestyles are challenged by societal expectations, the looming war in Vietnam, and the inevitable passage of time. The three friends, Matt, Jack, and Leroy, go their separate ways, but are brought back together for one final challenge--the giant waves that hit Malibu and the California coast, spring 1973.
About the Author
Dennis Aaberg is a good-natured surfer-writer-musician from Pacific Palisades, California, best known as cowriter of Warner Brothers's 1978 surfing film Big Wednesday. John Milius is a screenwriter, director, and producer of motion pictures. He cowrote and directed the 1978 film Big Wednesday, and was a writer for the first two Dirty Harry films, received an Academy Award nomination as screenwriter of Apocalypse Now, and wrote and directed The Wind and the Lion, Conan the Barbarian, and Red Dawn. He lives in Los Angeles.