(Charlie Kingston, an American PGA tour player suffering p...)
Charlie Kingston, an American PGA tour player suffering personal and professional losses at home, goes to the village in Ireland where his great-grandmother was born, for a rest and change of pace. Charlie falls in love with Lora, a beautiful Irish woman whose husband, a wealthy Brit, owns an estate with its own ultra-private golf course. The simmering politics of Ireland, political intrigue on the local level, and personal revelations, all act to change the direction of Charlie's life. There is plenty of golf in the novel, but one need not be a player or lover of the game to embrace The American Golfer.
Bachelor in Liberal Arts, Columbia College, New York City, 1953. Master of Arts American Literature cum laude, Columbia University, NYC19, 1960. Graduate, Phillips Academy, Andover, Massachusetts, 1949.
Professor English, director creative writing State University of New York, New Paltz, 1964-2000, professor English emeritus, since 2000. Visiting professor University Paris, 1971-1972.
Lieutenant United States Naval Reserve, 1953-1956. Member of Authors Guild, Alpha Delta Phi.
Married Mary Chika, November 16, 1957 (deceased March 1976). Children: Jennifer Eve, Henry David. Married Tatiana Padwa, February 14, 1998.