Synopses & Reviews
Beginning with the true tragedy of the grounding of the "Golden Venture" off Rockaway Beach, Queens, NY on June 7th, 1992, during which ten illegal Chinese immigrants from Fujin drowned, the director travels the world, loosely following the path of the ship back to Africa and then Asia, documenting the realities of people smuggling. On a deeper level, Buckner's director struggles to balance the strictness of documenting fact with the commercial need to produce entertainment and the fact that he's often not present to film the true story. So to what extent can he manipulate what is happening? A hopeful book, The Origins of Solitude presents the serious reader with a different take on a global problem.
About the Author
Garth Buckner is a Bahamian writer. Reprented by the Francis Goldin Literary Agency in New York, he lives in Nassau with his wife and two sons. This is his first novel. His writing is reminiscent of Don DeLillo's and Cormac McCarthy's.