He has survived the wilds of a pre-contact Pacific, but how will he fare ashore among his own islands?
From a man who lived among the people of the Marshall Islands for twenty years and curated the Museum of the Marshall Islands for ten of them. Transport yourself into the Pacific world of blue lagoons, open ocean waters, coral atolls, and fringing reefs. Learn what it was like to live there before western contact. Sail an outrigger canoe, Fish, and fall in love the way an islander would. Man Shark is a work of historical literary fiction based on authentic Marshall Islands oral and natural history. You’ve heard the sound of the sea from within the shell -- now experience it!
Tarmalu leaves her baby Ḷainjin in the care of others while she leads her fleet of proa from the shelter of the Wotho Atoll lagoon out into the open ocean to save their craft from the certain destruction of an oncoming typhoon. She is never heard from again. Her son grows up to undertake an epic search for her. This is the first in a series of books entitled The Legands of Ḷainjin. A book two prequel tells the story of his search for his mother. In this book his search completed Ḷainjin, the hardened seafarer meets Liṃanṃan prior to a storm that forever intertwines their lives. He grasps at this last chance for the happiness of a normal life.