This novel is a unique coming of age story. It traces the path of a young man struggling to come to terms with how to use his mind, and for what purpose. This struggle, subtly comic, hypnotic, and poignant by turns, is set on the island of Ocracoke (Wokokon was the Indian name) in North Carolina, where the young man moves to after dropping out of college, and partly involves local history. More

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  • Category: Fiction » Coming of age
  • Words: 92,560
  • Language: English
  • ISBN: 9781301344680
About Douglas Nordfors

Douglas Nordfors was born in Seattle in 1964, and currently resides in Charlottesville, Virginia. He has degrees from Columbia University (BA) and The University of Virginia (MFA), and has taught writing and literature at Milton Academy, James Madison University, The University of Virginia, Germanna Community College, and WriterHouse. He has published poems in many journals, including Poet Lore, The Iowa Review, Quarterly West, California Quarterly, and The Hampden-Sydney Poetry Review, and in new online journals such as The Stickman Review, and The Monarch Review. His book of poetry, "Auras," was published in 2008 by Plain View Press, and a new book of poetry, "The Fate Motif," was published in December 2013.

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