“Bokur is the third novel by Dan Conover. Written in 2011, it’s the story of what happens when an American expat couple in the Caribbean attends a voodoo ceremony led by Hector Savain, a.ka. Le Cordonnier, an exiled bokur from Haiti.”
So that’s one way to think about it.
Here’s another: As you get older, you start thinking about things differently. Not because you’re trying to be different, but because maybe you’re tired of spending so much effort trying to be the same.
Here’s another: Magic exists, only it’s not quite what we think it will be.
Here’s another: Sex, like life, is an adventure. And if it isn’t, you’re doing it wrong.
But when it comes right down to it, the concept behind Bokur is excruciatingly simple. I wanted to write a contemporary novel that would entertain people without boring me.
So it’s a book about sex and magic and murder. Then again, it’s also about free will, relationships, race, class and gender.
So what’s Bokur about?
You tell me.