Now in his mid fifties, Doug Wallace takes a look back at the summer that not only changed, but directed his life for almost thirty years. Although the novel is set in the sixties, it is not about the sixties. Anyone who has ever worked a summer job away from home or who remembers what it was like to start making adult decisions during their teen years will recall memories of that certain summer.This work is one part “Catcher in the Rye,” one part “Stand By Me,” and a little bit of “Trainspotting.” There are a few tears, a lot of laughs and some of the most colorful people the South has to offer.[Author bio]Mike McNabb, an English teacher in Greenville, South Carolina, has been writing for two years. Prior to becoming a teacher and writer, he worked as a sales manager and sales trainer for Michelin North America. He and his wife, Kay, have been married for thirty years and have two grown sons. The Edge of the Water is his first novel.