Garth Murphy is a jack-of-all-trades who rides waves; an avid historian and lifelong reader of fiction. His first novel has been a fifteen-year labor of love. Educated in Honolulu and at La Jolla, UCSB, UCSD, and in Australia, Garth is a north country San Diegan who haunts the hidden coves of Baja California Sur, Mexico.
Surfing journalist, "Surfer's JournaI"In this rich story of the
wrenching birth of San Diego County, the Yankee hero learns
firsthand that the ghost/soul of California is Native American, and
always will be, no matter how deeply they may be buried by
successive waves of flag-carrying immigrants. Native soul, not
conquest, links far-flung Hawaii to California. A common native
soul fuels our stormy love affair with Mexico and bonds us to all
of the Americas. With a rap on the funny bone and a gut punch,
Garth Murphy reminds us that we are all subject to the indelible
spirit of the People whose land we call our own.
Contributing writer, "The New York Times"An action-packed time
machine with age-proof universals...sex, lies, and hot springs. It
made my flight from L.A. to New York seem like five minutes.
Author of "Morning Glass"If only history had been this memorable
in school, I would have made straight As. "The Indian Lover" should
be required reading.
Author of "The History of Surfing" and "Nat's Nat and That's That"This is history fulfilled in fiction, realized in flesh and blood and emotion, with an abiding affection for all the mess that makes us men. A lovely book.