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About the Author: Robert DeMaria

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Robert DeMaria was born in New York. He studied at Columbia where he was an undergraduate in the Beat Generation. He eventually earned a PhD in modern British literature. He was an editor at Macmillan, taught writing at various universities and was the Associate Dean of the New School for Social Research. With Ellen Hope Meyer he published The Mediterranean Review (1970-73). He is the author of fifteen novels and has published short fiction and poetry in various magazines. His novels reflect his New York background and his years raising a family on the east end of Long Island. He has also spent some years in Europe in expatriate circles. These days he divides his time between Deia on the island of Mallorca and Port Jefferson on Long Island. He is working on a memoir called My Secret Childhood.

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Paperback, Published in Dec 1979 by Vineyard Press

ISBN10: 0967333482 | ISBN13: 9780967333489

Page count: 432

A rich oil family build a giant platform to drill for oil off Long Island. Environmentalists demonstrate against the risks of blowouts, spills, and fires. All this is a background for a complicated human drama, a failed marriage, a love affair, a dominant father and his children and eventually, violence and destruction. A look into the world of big oil and its battle with environmentalists.

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