Rise of the Mooncusser

Rise of the Mooncusser

by Ken McAlpine

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Product Details

ISBN-13: 9780991033430
Publisher: Ken McAlpine
Publication date: 12/23/2013
Pages: 66
Product dimensions: 6.00(w) x 9.00(h) x 0.14(d)

About the Author

Ken McAlpine is the author of five books. Rise of the Mooncusser is the prequel to his novel Fog, described as "a 21st century Moby Dick that pits Pomp, an obsessed character who will stop at nothing, against Daniel Cole, a good man who has an opportunity to stop the madness but can't. McAlpine writes in the style of Melville, Conrad and Hemingway" and "one of the most intelligent, richly detailed, deeply felt and evocative novels I've read." His novel Together We Jump was praised by Sunset Magazine as "lyrical, evocative and deeply moving... a luminous American novel", and by the Los Angeles Review as "a poetic roller coaster ride through the mind and soul... rendered with eerily realistic plot and dialogue". His first book, the non-fiction work Off Season: Discovering America on Winter's Shore, was a Barnes and Noble Discover Great New Writers selection. His follow-up non-fiction book Islands Apart: A Year on the Edge of Civilization was called "a rumination on what it means to be human", and McAlpine was lauded as "a humorous and humble guide who takes his contemplation of our busy world into unexpected places." He is also the author of West is Eden: Reflections on this Gift Called Life, a collection of essays. McAlpine's magazine articles have earned three Lowell Thomas awards, travel writing's top award. More important to him, assignments from magazines ranging from National Geographic Traveler to Sunset, have provided him unbridled opportunity for play; from diving with white sharks, to running the Inca trail to Machu Picchu, to sparring with the world shoot fighting champion (you cannot learn a martial art in a week). He likes to stand in his yard at night looking at the stars, but he does not like to spend any time during the day doing yard work.

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