Foster City, CA – April 24, 2018 – Hugo Luke’s online manuscript is all about the travails of H. Thomas Luke (Mark’s father), wife Deanna, daughter Shelley, and son Hugo. Thomas graduated from Yenching University in Beijing. World War II broke out followed by the Communist Revolution (1946) forcing the entire family to seek refuge in Hong Kong where he became an English professor and wrote articles for a newspaper.
After this episode in their lives, the Luke family moved to Okinawa and Thomas was recruited by the United States Central Intelligence Agency (CIA) as a translator. Meanwhile, Mark finished school with honors and joined the football team earning him a scholarship to Trinity College. Here Mark met college acquaintances during the Vietnam War and Civil Rights period. He traveled widely in the USA and Western Europe.
The book illustrates his thrilling encounters and offers remarkable insights of characters he met during his journey. This novel is light and fits into a TV program or motion picture.
From a boy in Okinawa (Japan), Mark was introduced to the excitement of university life in America experiencing numerous changes and learning about the American culture and traditions towards the end of the 1960s.
The scene starts at Trinity College. Lottery selected three of his roommates, and the quest commences forcing Mark to make discoveries about himself and other people. These are young individuals with lineage. They came from reputable preparatory schools in the East Coast like Choate Rosemary Hall and Wellesley College.
Mark was quiet at the outset and simply observed his surroundings. Later on, he became immersed entirely in American campus life. The book is suitable for youngsters who come from foreign countries to study for the first time in the United States. “Mark’s Journey to the West” is both captivating and insightful.
Mark’s Journey to The West encourages young adults in traveling to other countries for the exchange of knowledge and culture.
Interested bookworms can check out this link at https://www.amazon.com/Marks-Journey-West-Hugo-Luke/dp/1948262061/
About Hugo Luke
Hugo Luke hails from the Far East Island (Okinawa) where he attended school along with military dependents from the USA. He completed his college studies in Trinity Hartford Connecticut (1970) and New York’s Rensselaer Polytechnic Institute (1971). The author was born in Nanjing, China on January 3, 1948. His parents were initially from Changsha Hunan, the birthplace of Mao Tse Tung.
Hugo worked at the University of Washington Oceanography (1973); Chinese Petroleum Corporation Kaohsiung Refinery (1974); Southern California Edison Corporation Fuel Supply Engineer (1975); and, California Public Utilities Commission (1976). He retired in 2008. Hugo is now SVP with Renewable Energy Climate Change Solutions. His favorite quote is “If at first you don’t succeed try and try again.”
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