253pp., illus., paperback, Johannesburg, 2023
Stella, a married American artist, begins a passionate affair with Ben, the surfer who was with her in the water when they were tracked by a great white shark.
"Imbued with the moods of the sea, My Side of the Ocean, is a powerful novel told with deep empathy about landscape and love, emigration, loss, and facing your fears." Justin Fox, author of Whoever Fears the Sea and The Cape Raider
Ron Irwin was born and raised in the USA. Since 1999 he has taught in the Centre for Film and Media at the University of Cape Town. He is the author of the novel Flat Water Tuesday.