WHIM is a magical teenager on a quest for the U.T. (ultimate truth) but he is continually distracted by football, sex and a sixty-foot pot plant. It's tough being human.
WHIM tells the story of a very magical Indian boy who finds that he has been sent to earth by his Father Lord Chance to discover the Big U.T.(ultimate truth). As a high school football star just discovering sex, Whim is distracted from his quest by being in love with the brainy, sexy but very moral Dawn, and also by his rival Billy Best, who wants to discover u.t. so he can market it and make a bundle. The novel is filled with Zen-like encounters between Whim and his Montauk mentor Grain-of-Sand; Narsufin, the great black Sufi sage famous for his hook shot; and the Abominable Snowman Sage of the Himalayas. In the end Whim finds his u.t., saves the Montauk nation, and wins the heart (and all other bodily parts) of his beloved Dawn.
George Cockcroft (AKA Luke Rhinehart) was born in the United States, son of an engineer and a civil servant. He received a BA from Cornell University and an MA from Columbia University. Subsequently he received a PhD in psychology, also from Columbia. He married his wife, Ann, on June 30, 1956. He has three children.