A boy grew up beside a sea of hooks and he learned to swim in that sea and to notice the hooks as they rose and fell and twisted in the tides…
What if you saw the world�with all its signs and signals, its schedules and habits and goals, the matrix of friends, the unspoken codes of conduct�emptied of ordinary meaning?
Imagine that the debris collected from the streets of your childhood spoke more urgently to you, with messages and wonders that compelled you to enter another world, a world whose broken pieces converged at the junctures of vision and illusion, of life and death.
In this wise and beautiful novel, the reader follows Christopher Westall, an alarmingly imaginative young man, through repeated trauma and transformation, on a journey from San Francisco to Bhutan. His shattered life is woven from a thousand shards, hints, signs and tangled threads that are pursued and gathered toward its reassembly.
As memory, dream, fear and resilience exert their tidal pulls, Christopher's life tilts, collides, reverses, dissolves and reemerges, while risks and revelations glisten side-by-side in the depths of the Sea of Hooks.
|Publisher:||McPherson & Company|
|Product dimensions:||5.90(w) x 8.50(h) x 1.40(d)|