The Primitive, by Frederick Manfred, was first introduced under his Frisian name, Feike Feikema. A singularly vivid story, this is the first book in his landmark trilogy, World's Wanderer. THE PRIMITIVE tells of Thurs Wraldson, a huge, awkward farm boy, orphaned and without money, who leaves Siouxland to attend college. It tells of an awakening tragic power within him, a power beyond the strength of his giant's hands, a power that could be used for good or for evil. Thurs began his real education from the multifold life of the campus, with its tenets and prejudices, its kindnesses and cruelties. And he began to make friends the fastidious, worldly-wise Huse Starring, who recognized the latent power within him, and the high-spirited, enigmatic Hero Bernlef, with whom he fell impossibly in love. But even while he cursed and suffered, Thurs was learning. He was no longer the bewildered farm boy, defiant because of self-mistrust, rawly sensitive because of the ridicule his gigantic size so often aroused in the thoughtless. He was beginning to see horizons far beyond the edge of the campus; to grow impatient and to get into trouble. THE PRIMITIVE is an exciting, full-bodied, lusty tale, exciting in itself and exciting because it is the first in a saga that has become a permanent part of our living literature. The trilogy continues Wraldson's artistic adventure in THE BROTHER and THE GIANT, also available in a combined edition, WANDERLUST from Vivisphere.Brother , was published 2000 under ISBN 9781892323620 and ISBN 1892323621.