An Ocean in a Cup

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An Ocean in a Cup follows Tomas, a gifted young islander, who is tormented by an unexplainable darkness. As Tomas sets out to deliver his goods across the island, the reader is exposed to Tomas' memories which help him through his difficult times and shed light on the origin of his dark episodes. The novel is set in the late 1890s, with descriptions of vistas and scenes of island life throughout the Marianas Archipelago and the South Pacific seas. The narrative is both deep and multi-layered with observations that explore the social and psychological layers of small communities throughout the Pacific. Having a true appreciation for euphony, Stephen Tenorio, Jr. attempts to craft a narrative pleasant to the ear while exposing the cultural dynamics of the indigenous communities of the Marianas, namely, the CHamoru people.


GENRE: Fiction

BINDING: Paperback - 228 pages

PUBLISHER: Regal Printing, Ltd., Hong Kong


ISBN: 978-0-615-51483-3

DIMENSIONS (W x H x D): 5.8" x 8.25" x 0.6"

WEIGHT: 13.12 oz.



Stephen Tenorio, Jr. was born on Guam in 1974. He taught for several years on Guam attaining a Master's in Education before leaving to Seattle with his daughter whom he raised for several years as a single parent. While living in the Northwest, Tenorio graduated from the Seattle University School of Law. Eventually, Tenorio returned to Guam, and taught for another year before he started practicing as a lawyer. Later, he enlisted in the US Army National Guard as an Infantryman, and then received a commission as a Judge Advocate Officer in the United States Army Reserve. Around 2011, Stephen stopped practicing law indefinitely to complete and publish his first novel An Ocean in a Cup.