Book of John coverby Kate Fuller Niles ’84

John Thompson thinks he’s going to have an easy summer. Instead he runs into an archeological discovery that will shake the field to its core. Fifty years old, overweight, married to someone who has aided his career while never forcing him to deal with his own insecurities, John flees to the most extreme place he knows: the Makah Indian community at Neah Bay, Washington. Niles explores what it means to excavate a life out of the wreckage of the past, and the ramifications of keeping secrets for far too long.

ISBN-13: 978-1846942914. Published by O Books; 2010.