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Donald Powers Reviews Flat Water Tuesday by Ron Irwin

Flat Water TuesdayVerdict: carrot

“Make peace with the past.” For the protagonist of Ron Irwin’s Flat Water Tuesday, Rob Carrey, this past is outwardly that of his experience of challenge and triumph as a member of the celebrated four-man rowing team of The Fenton School in Connecticut, the God Four. More troublingly, this past is the fifteen years since that golden time during which he and the surviving members of that successful team have had to learn the difficult lesson that sporting triumph is no insurance against failure in life.

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