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Born A Bastard - Swim Upstream

Keoki McIver

Dive deep into a saga that blurs the lines between fiction and reality, spanning a century from the 1850s to 1950s. This tale, inspired by true events, unravels the intricate tapestry of a family I was adopted into - a lineage rife with hedonism, deceit, and dark desires.

Each character in this sprawling family epic is a study in contrasts: driven by their insatiable passions, they navigate a world laden with amorality, neuroses, and intense eroticism. Their stories are a testament to the tumultuous times they lived in, filled with ambition and treachery.

In 1946, amidst the serene backdrop of a Hawaiian beach house, a Tsunami loomed, threatening to engulf all in its path. Entrusted to the wrath of nature at the tender age of four, the intention was clear: my demise amidst the surging waters and the house's obliteration. Yet, fate had other plans. My survival is just one of the many riveting episodes from a past riddled with enigmas.

Venture into a world of intriguing personalities living through history's defining moments. A tale of resilience, lust, and the lengths to which people go to satisfy their own agendas. Embark on this compelling journey, and uncover the depths of human nature and the indomitable spirit of survival.

Book Details

  • Publisher: Austin Macauley
  • Publish Date: Mar 1st, 2024
  • Pages: 338
  • Language: English
  • Dimensions: 9.21in - 6.14in - 0.70in - 1.04lb
  • EAN: 9798886932577
  • Categories: Memoirs

About the Author

McIver, Keoki: - "Keoki McIver was born in 1942 and adopted by a couple in their late 30s. Keoki was very difficult. (Turned out to be Bi-Polar). They tried to kill him in various ways after the Tidal wave. He grew up with mostly adults around him.

At age 10 he was presented with a bully of a step brother. Eventually, they had such a violent relationship - they were sent to separate military schools for high school. Keoki entered the Marine corps after high school for three years and was designated sniper and scuba diver. After service he attended college. He obtained a bachelors of science and a masters of education with graduate work in counseling psychology and creative writing. He worked for Firestone Tire Co. and managed two stores. He quit after four years to teach science.

He taught science for four years and helped build a Polynesian voyaging canoe while camped on a deserted island in Canada for four months. Canoe destroyed in a storm ending broken on a beach in Oregon. He spent one season as a ski bum in squaw valley, calif.

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