The Resource A Door in the Ocean : a Memoir

A Door in the Ocean : a Memoir

Label
A Door in the Ocean : a Memoir
Title
A Door in the Ocean
Title remainder
a Memoir
Statement of responsibility
David McGlynn
Creator
Subject
Genre
Language
eng
Summary
On a warm September night in 1991, in a quiet neighborhood north of Houston, Texas, David McGlynn's closest friend and teammate on the high school swimming team is found murdered on his living room floor. As the crime goes unsolved and his friends turn to drugs and violence, McGlynn is vulnerable, rootless, searching for answers. He is drawn into the eccentric and often radical world of evangelical Christianity-a journey that leads him to a proselytizing campus fellowship in Southern California, on a mission to Australia, and to Salt Lake City, where a second swimming-related tragedy leaves him doubting the authenticity of his beliefs. In his post-evangelical life, he finds himself exiled from his parents, plunged into financial chaos, and caught off-guard by the prospect of fatherhood. A new job offers hope for a new beginning, until the possibility of losing his newborn son forces him to confront the nature of everything he believes. The memoirs concluding chapter, which appeared in The Best American Sports Writing 2009, celebrates the authors love for swimming, the enduring metaphor for his faith and the setting for many of his life's momentous occasions. Rough Water charts the violent origins of one young man's faith and the struggle to find meaning in the midst of life's painful uncertainties
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Summary
Traces the author's search into the unsolved murder of his closest friend, an event that led him to evangelical Christianity before a swimming-related tragedy and the prospect of fatherhood caused him to question his beliefs
Tone
Writing style
Biography type
autobiography
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10146605
Cataloging source
Midwest
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hoopla (Digital media service)
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1976-
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McGlynn, David
Dewey number
797.2/1092
Index
no index present
Literary form
non fiction
Nature of contents
dictionaries
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True
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  • McGlynn, David
  • Swimmers
Target audience
adult
Label
A Door in the Ocean : a Memoir
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Publication
Distribution
Carrier category
online resource
Carrier category code
cr
Carrier MARC source
rdacarrier.
Color
multicolored
Content category
text
Content type code
txt
Content type MARC source
rdacontent.
Control code
MWT12254809
Dimensions
unknown
Extent
1 online resource.
Form of item
  • online
  • electronic
Governing access note
Digital content provided by hoopla
Isbn
9781619020894
Isbn Type
(electronic bk.)
Media category
computer
Media MARC source
rdamedia.
Media type code
c
Publisher number
MWT12254809
Specific material designation
remote
Stock number
12254809
System details
Mode of access: World Wide Web
Label
A Door in the Ocean : a Memoir
Link
Publication
Distribution
Carrier category
online resource
Carrier category code
cr
Carrier MARC source
rdacarrier.
Color
multicolored
Content category
text
Content type code
txt
Content type MARC source
rdacontent.
Control code
MWT12254809
Dimensions
unknown
Extent
1 online resource.
Form of item
  • online
  • electronic
Governing access note
Digital content provided by hoopla
Isbn
9781619020894
Isbn Type
(electronic bk.)
Media category
computer
Media MARC source
rdamedia.
Media type code
c
Publisher number
MWT12254809
Specific material designation
remote
Stock number
12254809
System details
Mode of access: World Wide Web

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