The Resource The great floodgates of the wonderworld : a memoir, (electronic resource)

The great floodgates of the wonderworld : a memoir, (electronic resource)

Label
The great floodgates of the wonderworld : a memoir
Title
The great floodgates of the wonderworld
Title remainder
a memoir
Creator
Author
Subject
Genre
Language
eng
Summary
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
Biography type
autobiography
Cataloging source
TEFOD
http://library.link/vocab/creatorName
Hocking, Justin
Dewey number
797.32092
Index
no index present
LC call number
CT275.H6282
Literary form
non fiction
Nature of contents
dictionaries
http://library.link/vocab/subjectName
  • Hocking, Justin
  • Surfers
  • Authors
  • BIOGRAPHY & AUTOBIOGRAPHY / Literary
Label
The great floodgates of the wonderworld : a memoir, (electronic resource)
Link
http://sfpl.lib.overdrive.com/ContentDetails.htm?ID=94599A74-9EC2-4527-BF6E-849DAB06DD2C
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Publication
Antecedent source
unknown
Carrier category
online resource
Carrier category code
  • cr
Carrier MARC source
rdacarrier
Color
multicolored
Content category
text
Content type code
  • txt
Content type MARC source
rdacontent
Dimensions
unknown
Extent
1 online resource
File format
unknown
Form of item
online
Isbn
9781555970871
Isbn Type
(electronic bk.)
Level of compression
unknown
Media category
computer
Media MARC source
rdamedia
Media type code
  • c
Publisher number
EB00075570
Quality assurance targets
not applicable
Reformatting quality
unknown
Sound
unknown sound
Specific material designation
remote
System control number
(OCoLC)870304072
Label
The great floodgates of the wonderworld : a memoir, (electronic resource)
Link
http://sfpl.lib.overdrive.com/ContentDetails.htm?ID=94599A74-9EC2-4527-BF6E-849DAB06DD2C
Publication
Antecedent source
unknown
Carrier category
online resource
Carrier category code
  • cr
Carrier MARC source
rdacarrier
Color
multicolored
Content category
text
Content type code
  • txt
Content type MARC source
rdacontent
Dimensions
unknown
Extent
1 online resource
File format
unknown
Form of item
online
Isbn
9781555970871
Isbn Type
(electronic bk.)
Level of compression
unknown
Media category
computer
Media MARC source
rdamedia
Media type code
  • c
Publisher number
EB00075570
Quality assurance targets
not applicable
Reformatting quality
unknown
Sound
unknown sound
Specific material designation
remote
System control number
(OCoLC)870304072

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