Sea of Hooks

Sea of Hooks

by Lindsay Hill


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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.

Product Details

ISBN-13: 9781620540060
Publisher: McPherson & Company
Publication date: 11/28/2013
Product dimensions: 5.90(w) x 8.50(h) x 1.40(d)

About the Author

Lindsay Hill was born in San Francisco and graduated from Bard College. Since 1974, he has published six books of poetry and his work has appeared in a wide variety of literary journals. Sea of Hooks is his first novel, the product of nearly twenty years of work. His other writing and editorial projects include the production of a series of recordings of innovative writing under the Spoken Engine label, and the co-editing, with Paul Naylor, of the literary journal Facture. Since leaving a career in banking, he has worked in the nonprofit sector. He lives in Portland, Oregon, with his wife, the painter Nita Hill.

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