Native Moments by Nic SchuckNative Moments by Nic Schuck

Native Moments

byNic Schuck, Nic Schuck

Paperback | September 15, 2016

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After the death of his brother, Sanch Murray leaves for a surf trip to Costa Rica as a way to cope, but also as a way to prolong making decisions about his adult life and sets out on a quixotic search for an alternative to the American Dream.

Set in 1999 Costa Rica, Sanch and his friend Jake Higdon wander the dirt roads of Tamarindo and surrounding areas chasing waves as a way to live out the romantic fantasy lifestyle of traveling surfers. Jake Higdon, six years Sanch's senior, takes on the role of the wise leader and Sanch as his young apprentice. Sanch's adventure leads to encounters with people who share world views he had never considered and could potentially shape his own changing perceptions about life. Through sometimes humorous episodes such as trying his hand as a matador at a road side rodeo or in his not so humorous battle with dysentery, Sanch explores life's beauty and wonder alongside the darker undercurrents of humanity. Along his journey, Sanch befriends a shamanic traveler named Rob, young revolutionaries from Venezuela, numerous expatriates from around the world trying to escape whatever it is that keeps chasing them and a beautiful local girl named Andrea, who Sanch suspects is a prostitute but can't help falling for.

Nic Schuck was born on Florida's Emerald Coast in Pensacola, Florida. He graduated with a MA in English from the University of West Florida and is an adjunct in the English department at Pensacola State College. Prior to earning his MA, Nic spent ten years as a public school teacher, eight of those years teaching middle school. He then...
Title:Native MomentsFormat:PaperbackDimensions:338 pages, 8 × 5 × 0.68 inPublished:September 15, 2016Publisher:Waldorf PublishingLanguage:English

The following ISBNs are associated with this title:

ISBN - 10:1944781188

ISBN - 13:9781944781187


Editorial Reviews

Like the Walt Whitman lines from which Nic Schuck takes the title for his debut novel, Native Moments explores "life coarse and rank" with its "libidinous joys" and passions. With a keen ear for dialogue and a poet's eye for the resonate detail, Nic Schuck creates a world his readers will be eager to enter and reluctant to leave.