Under CurrentsFor both Zane and Darby, their small town roots hold a terrible secret. Now, decades later, they’ve come together to build a new life. But will the past set them free or pull them under? Zane Bigelow grew up in a beautiful, perfectly kept house in North Carolinas Blue Ridge Mountains. Strangers and even Zanes own aunt across the lake see his parents as a successful surgeon and his stylish wife, making appearances at their childrens ballet recitals and baseball games. Only Zane and his sister know the truth, until one brutal night finally reveals cracks in the facade, and Zane escapes for college without a thought of looking back… Years later, Zane returns to his hometown determined to reconnect with the place and people that mean so much to him, despite the painful memories. As he resumes life in the colorful town, he meets a gifted landscape artist named Darby, who is on the run from ghosts of her own. Together they will have to teach each other what it means to face the past, and stand up for the ones they love.
The seas and oceans are currently taking centre stage in academic study and public consciousness. From the plastics littering our seas, to the role of climate change on ocean currents from unequal access of marine resources to the treacherous experiences of seafarers who keep our global economy afloat; now is a crucial time to examine how we live *with* the sea. This ambitious book brings together an interdisciplinary and international cohort of contributors from within and?beyond **academia. It offers a range and diversity of insights unlike previous collections. An oceanic turn is taking place, with a burgeoning of academic work that takes seriously the place of seas and oceans in understanding socio-cultural and political life, past and present. Yet, there is a significant gap concerning the ways in which we engage *with* seas and oceans, with a will to enliven action and evoke change. This book explores these challenges, offering insights from spatial planning, architectural design, geography, educational studies, anthropology and cultural studies. An examination through these lenses can help us to better understand human relationships with the seas and oceans, and promote an ethic of care for the future. ** ### About the Author **Mike Brown** is the General Manager of Coastguard Boating Education, New Zealand. He holds a part-time Senior Research Fellowship at Auckland University of Technology. Published works include *Adventurous Learning: A Pedagogy for a Changing World* (2016), and *Seascapes: Shaped by the Sea* (2015, with B. Humberstone). Mike has been involved in UK sail training and cruised the South West Pacific by sailboat. He lives on his yacht within a few hundred metres of his workplace. * * * **Kimberley Peters** teaches Human Geography at the University of Liverpool. Her research seeks to better understand the governance of maritime and other non-grounded spaces. She is a member of Liverpools Institute for Sustainable Coasts and Oceans (LISCO) and the Centre for Port and Maritime History. Her work includes *The Mobilities of Ships* (2015) and *Carceral Mobilities* (2017). Kimberley has written over 30 peer reviewed articles and book chapters.