Sea of Hooks
Sea of Hooks
McPherson, Hardcover, 9781620540060
Publication Date: November 1, 2013
Sea of Hooks is a novel structured to reflect the interweaving of the two worlds inhabited by its main character, Christopher Westall. Christopher holds the spheres of ordinary days and weeks in precarious balance with the shifting field, of images and voices, that lies behind it. A series of traumas shatters this balance and propels him toward great danger but, also, the possibility of spiritual revelation. Sea of Hooks recounts the parallel narratives of Christopher's youth in San Francisco, where he struggles within the icy Victorian household of his mother, and his quest, in Bhutan, for answers to the questions that haunt him. The book is comprised of the shattered fragments of Christopher's world and is driven by the forces that compel him to reassemble it at any cost.
About the Author
Lindsay Hill was born in San Francisco and graduated from Bard College. He is the author of four book of poems including Avelaval (Oyez) and, most recently, NdjenFerno (Vatic Humm). His poetry has been widely published in journals including Caliban, Sulfur, To, and New American Writing, and he is the former co-editor of the journal Facture. Lindsay lives in Portland, works for a nonprofit and, with his wife, Nita, operates a consulting business.