THE GREEK SUMMER

A Novel

by John Douglas Miller


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Softcover
$15.95
Hardcover
$25.95
Softcover
$15.95

Book Details

Language : English
Publication Date : 11/11/2003

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Format : Softcover
Dimensions : 6x9
Page Count : 230
ISBN : 9780595297672
Format : Hardcover
Dimensions : 6x9
Page Count : 230
ISBN : 9780595660490

About the Book

Loosely based on the author's experiences as a California lifeguard in the 60's, this delightful and hilarious novel evokes the memory of a more innocent time. A group of young men, coming of age in an ideal setting discover the Greek philosophers, and learn that the world of mind and ideas is far more fascinating than anything they have ever known. The story begins in the present, and unfolds in a series of flashbacks as they sit on the rocks above La Jolla Cove, drinking beer and talking about what was going on forty years before at the swimming pool. The Greek Summer sets Socrates and Plato, Nietzsche and Sartre, against a backdrop of swimming pools, blue skies, and beaches, in pre-Vietnam Southern California.


About the Author

Educated in America and Europe (University of Regensburg), Dr. Miller received his Ph.D. from the Union Institute in Cincinnati. He currently teaches philosophy at the University of Central Oklahoma and lives in Edmond, Oklahoma with his wife, Janelle. His past publications include A Footnote to Plato, An Introduction to Philosophy, and Business in Great Waters: A study of the Prophet Jonah.