|About the Book|
The Business Committee of a large multinational firm based in France organizes for its staff a holiday trip to Sri Lanka, formerly Ceylon. By that time, Ronald Reagan, Margaret Thatcher and Francois Mitterrand are in power. The author of this bookMoreThe Business Committee of a large multinational firm based in France organizes for its staff a holiday trip to Sri Lanka, formerly Ceylon. By that time, Ronald Reagan, Margaret Thatcher and Francois Mitterrand are in power. The author of this book takes advantage of a last-minute cancellation of a colleague and participates to the journey, accompanied by his wife . From day one, he has a crush on a young woman in the group. From the first night, he discovers himself a poet within the scope of this new passion of an intensity he had never known. Not to spoil the holidays of the young woman, he decides not to tell her right away his feelings. The presence of his wife at his side requires it to adopt a special tactic to avoid detection. It will therefore be foraging all the flowers while pollen from only one interests him. His passion will allow him to live this journey into extraordinary wakefulness with heightened sensitivity. He tells us, at first-person singular, everything he sees, what he feels with extraordinary acuity. The slightest fact resonates in him in such a way that his story takes the reader to bottom of this wonderful island that is Ceylon and of the thoughts of its author. At the turn of the story, it sometimes emerges from the context to give a very personal opinion on topics such as Paradise, the Relationship between Men and Women, and many others. All this without any complacency and with much humor. This book can be considered in two very different ways: either it is the story of a trip to the tropics with the birth of a boundless passion, or is a declaration of love in the context of a wonderful trip to Asia.