Another Christchurch motelier
, who did not want to be named, said some of the stranger items guests left behind included a bag of marijuana, stray earrings, and a bottle of Moet champagne that had been forgotten during Cup Week - but was quickly reclaimed by the guest.
Admittedly, though a fervent acolyte, I feel that Vizenor the intellectualizing theorist at times overrides Vizenor the poet here, in, for instance, his various uses of crucial neologisms from his expository prose (e.g., "survivance" and "manifest moteliers
"John"--about three generations of surfers, shady corporate sponsors and a bevy of colorful sidekicks, hit men, moteliers
and junkies--is a family drama, a subcultural exploration and a mystery aU rolled into one.