Native Moments

Twenty year old Sanch Murray comes from a line of military men His grandfather fought in WWII, his father in Vietnam and his older brother in the first Gulf War Growing up, Sanch was expected to do the same When his brother returns home after an injury suffered during a terrorist attack on his ship in the Yemen Sea, Sanch decides to do something different with his life.Twenty year old Sanch Murray comes from a line of military men His grandfather fought in WWII, his father in Vietnam and his older brother in the first Gulf War Growing up, Sanch was expected to do the same When his brother returns home after an injury suffered during a terrorist attack on his ship in the Yemen Sea, Sanch decides to do something different with his life He just doesn t know what After the death of his brother from a heroin overdose, Sanch 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 Murray 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 His existential adjustment gradually manifests 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 Along his journey, Sanch befriends a shamanic traveler named Rob, young revolutionaries from Argentina, numerous expatriates from around the world trying to escape whatever it is that keeps chasing them and making them wanderers and a beautiful local girl named Andrea who Sanch suspects is a prostitute but can t help falling for.
Native Moments Twenty year old Sanch Murray comes from a line of military men His grandfather fought in WWII his father in Vietnam and his older brother in the first Gulf War Growing up Sanch was expected to do th

  • Title: Native Moments
  • Author: Nic Schuck
  • ISBN: 9781944781187
  • Page: 148
  • Format: Paperback
  • 1 thought on “Native Moments”

    1. I received this book for free by the author in exchange for an honest review.It digs deeper into the spirit of those who find living in wandering and travelling. Deals with thoughts, that I'm sure, have crossed the minds of many generations at some point during their life. Thrill and empathy at a wide range of levels. Exposes plainly, yet in a tempting way, the intrinsic emotions that arise when you live, a day or you whole life, untethered. Enjoy the ride.

    2. This book is great. 50% Kerouac, 25% Palahinuk, and 25% complete original Schuck. I love the two main characters and the people they meet. It is a brilliant tale about the discovery of self, love, and a love for those who don't fit in the typical "work 9-5, retire at 65, and then have your fun". The audiobook is really fun too, and really adds to the story. I spent some time traveling abroad in Central America like the main character, and I felt like I was there all over again. It's authentic an [...]

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