Wednesday, January 13, 2010

"Shadow of the Imago" author event, Saturday, January 23rd!

Florey's Books invites you to meet local author Gustav Tjgaard as he discusses his new book "Shadow of the Imago".

***Saturday, January 23rd, 2-4pm***

-About the book:
This book is a memoir of Simon, of an adolescent year in the Arcadian San Juan Archipelago of Puget Sound, a northwestern version of the Greek Aegean. Simon, a pubescent Odysseus, matured in this islanded environment of boats, fishermen, sailors and yachtsmen, all drawn to his father’s boatyard by their common love of the sea. Soon into the story Simon begins to appreciate the attributes of Zoë, a blond nymphet of Swedish extraction. Together they learn something of sailing and something of life. Yes, even in the primordial 1930s some teenagers were tempted by Eve’s apple, and yes, Zoë and Simon savored a bit of that pome. The carnal appetite of Simon’s father brought their fledgling love to a catastrophic denouement. The relationship deteriorated into a circumstance that resulted in Simon being exiled as a ship’s boy aboard a lumber schooner engaged in the China trade.

-About the author:
Born on Decatur Island of the San Juan Archipelago of the State of Washington. Served as a sailor, in trade with the Orient, on the last and largest Windjammer (Vigilant) to sail commercially. Was a para-trooper in Europe during WW II. After the war, he took a degree in mining at the University of Alaska's School of Mines. He later lived and worked with the Tlingets in Alaska.

For more on the book and author, see his website:

Look for an interview in the Jan. 20th Pacifica Tribune!

Come join us!
***Saturday, January 23rd, 2-4pm***
Florey's Book Co.
2120 Palmetto Ave.
Pacifica, CA 94044