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The Forbidden Man

The Forbidden Man

The prequel to Man Shark, this is the story of Ḷainjin’s outrigger search for his mother, who was lost at sea in a typhoon the moon after his birth. The pre-contact Pacific is an enormous expanse, how is he to find her amid all the possibilities? How does he even know if she survived? His search leads him to Pohnpei and the famous stone village of Nan Madol where he faces distractions but is befriended by survivors of her lost fleet. They lead him across the treacherous equator where the trade winds of the northern and southern hemispheres join in breathless calm.  At great personal expense they show him where they saw her last. Be ready for an emotional journey as Ḷainjin travels back in space and time and meets his ancestor’s progeny and his destiny awash with blood, loyalty, and ignoble revenge.

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