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By Norman Ollestad

A riveting and relocating memoir, written in crisp Hemingwayesque prose and set amid the wild, uninhibited surf tradition of Malibu and Mexico within the past due Seventies

From the age of 3, Norman Ollestad used to be thrust into the area of browsing and aggressive downhill snowboarding by means of the serious, charismatic father he either idolized and resented. but it was once those exhilarating exams of ability that finally kept his lifestyles whilst the chartered Cessna sporting them to a ski championship rite crashed 8,000 toes up within the California mountains, leaving his father and the pilot useless. The devastated eleven-year-old Ollestad needed to descend the treacherous, icy mountain by myself.

Crazy for the Storm is a strong and unforgettable real tale that illuminates the complex bond among a unprecedented father and his awesome son.

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