After his dreams of playing baseball in the Majors fall short and his marriage ends, David Greene returns to his small hometown on Cape Cod. There he meets the eminent professor, Gordon Stone, and his beautiful wife, Judith Silver, with whom he soon falls into a passionate affair. Into this explosive mix, a young woman appears--a single mother at the end of her emotional rope. Crystal desperately needs David. Yet caught between two women, David bears witness to a heartbreaking turn of events that seems as inevitable as the push and pull of ocean waves. . . .
About the Author
Marge Piercy has written eight previous novels, including "Fly Away Home, Braided Lives, Vida, Woman on the Edge of Time, "and "Small Changes. "She has published ten collections of poetry, including "Circles on the Water "(her selected poems), "Stone, Paper, Knife, "and most recently, "My Mother's Body. "She coauthored one play with her husband, Ira Wood, the novelist and screenwriter, with whom she lives on Cape Cod.
Ira Wood is a publisher as well as the author of two novels The Kitchen Man and Going Public and the co-author (with Marge Piercy) of the erotic thriller Storm Tide. His workshops, given nationwide, emphasize the importance of the writer's craft and overcoming the inner and outer barriers to creativity.
"Storm Tide is a great mystery, an intelligent political thriller, and an emotional hurricane. It's also erotic to the core, and written to read as fast as a fierce nor'easter blowing hard across turbulent water."
"AN ENGROSSING READ . . . GENUINELY SUSPENSEFUL . . . Piercy and Wood do a fine job of fleshing out the characters, their diverse backgrounds, and their changing perceptions of one another."
--The Washington Times
Storm Tide "speaks with one powerful voice, moving inexorably toward tragedy even as it offers a hint of redemption."
--The New York Times Book Review
"A carefully, artfully, and . . . seamlessly told story . . . The reader is totally engrossed in this stylish depiction of small-town politics, sexual vulnerability, [and] insecurity of the heart."