The Great Floodgates of the Wonderworld

The Great Floodgates of the Wonderworld

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Surfing in Far Rockaway, romantic obsession, and Moby-Dick converge in this winning and refreshing memoir Justin Hocking lands in New York hopeful but adrift--he's jobless, unexpectedly overwhelmed and disoriented by the city, struggling with anxiety and obsession, and attempting to maintain a faltering long-distance relationship. As a man whose brand of therapy has always been motion, whether in a skate park or on a snowdrift, Hocking needs an outlet for his restlessness. Then he spies his first New York surfer hauling a board to the subway, and its not long before he's a member of the vibrant and passionate surfing community at Far Rockaway. But in the wake of a traumatic robbery incident, the dark undercurrents of his ocean-obsession pull him further and further out on his own night sea journey. With Moby-Dick as a touchstone, and interspersed with interludes on everything from the history of surfing to Scientology's naval ties to the environmental impact of the Iraq War, The Great Floodgates of the Wonderworld is a multifaceted and enduring modern odyssey from a memorable and whip-smart new literary voice.From my proneposition onthe asphalt, Islowly stand upand amble over to the thermosa€”mysole possession at the moment, along with an ownera#39;s manual fora 2006 Chrysler Sebring sedan. I wantto share thishilarity with my sister, so I cradle theanbsp;...

Title:The Great Floodgates of the Wonderworld
Author:Justin Hocking
Publisher:Macmillan - 2014-02-11


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