The story of a girl's life from ages 8-18, told by ten different narrators. This book's main character returns in The Object, a novel which expands and explores the premise with fifty distinct points-of-view. (1996)
In this picaresque adventure, the narrator learns that he has gotten a young girl pregnant. He travels around the country trying to find the runaway on a journey which echoes the travelogues of the haiku poet Bashō. (1998)
A story about modern-day pirates who prey on drug smugglers in the Caribbean. The modern pirates operate in the same waters using the same tactics as the pirates of olde centuries. Machine guns have replaced cannons, engines have replaced sails, cocaine has replaced doubloons. Little else has changed. The book bulges with sex, drugs, violence, infernal history and black humor. (2001)
A dystopic novel in the spirit of 1984 and Brave New World. In a near-future where convenience is the only ideal, what happens when a member of the privileged class drops through the floor of his society and must make an exodus on foot across the desert with a dog? (2003)
The story of an American writer in Iceland composing a novel. The journal of the writer (set in Iceland) and the novel-within-the-novel (the story of a high school football team in the U.S.) are cut together to create a multi-layered literary adventure. (2005)
I cannot offer a snappy, intriguing hook for an idea which currently has the form of a deep-ocean jellyfish. However, I will confess that If, Then will trace the potential paths of possible pasts, and the continuously evolving wonderland of our existence.