The author of five novels, and a writer-in-residence at Ohio's Kenyon College, P. F. Kluge first journeyed to the Pacific as a Peace Corps volunteer in 1967 after receiving his doctorate from the University of Chicago. A believer in the notion that you leave a piece of yourself wherever you go, he has returned frequently to reconnect with the part he left in Oceania, and recently traveled to the Micronesian island of Pohnpei for the millennial New Year's Eve. But even for Kluge, Norfolk was a South Pacific eye-opener. Some might describe the island as dull, admits Kluge, who concedes it is "manicured, safe, congenial." But he also found it to be very relaxing. "It was a quirky, Garrison Keillor kind of place, more Julie Andrews than Dorothy Lamour," he says. "And now that I'm not there, I miss it."