Tales And Journeys
In Mar Egeo, a man leaves his wife and stepchildren to catch a freighter to Spain. A village council in T’ang era China selects a bright young man to go to the largest city in the Empire to study how it administers its citizens. A young woman dying of leukemia meets a man on a plane and begins an impossible relationship. Using memoir, fiction and journals, Jim Levy tells about his travels and adventures in vivid, sensual prose. At age twenty he wanders in Italy and Spain. Ten years later he catches malaria in Ghana and witnesses torture in Ethiopia. Over ten days in France, he visits his sister, whose marriage is ending just as he is beginning a life-long love. The book ends with journal entries from trips to Belize, Greece, France, and Baja, Patzcuaro and Guanajuato in Mexico.