Glyn has creatively linked his candid memoir + geopolitical narrative + observant travelogue to the First Gulf War (1991) and to the formal launch of the WTO (1st January 1995). Consequently, those who have harboured misconceptions vis-a-vis the origins of contemporary ‘Globalism’ will have their understanding of this decade upgraded and positively recalibrated as they ride a fast-paced narrative.
This entertaining adventure features knife-edge financial survival + job-hunting across 8 time zones + deep cultural inquiry + hard-nosed humour mixed to a degree of intricacy and intimacy that could only have been possible by being obliged to live life on foreign shores while in crisis mode.
Book-1’s racy sub-plot is the Author’s visit to a rapidly transforming Kuala Lumpur. One that includes a vivid recall of his seduction by two (still young) Muslim divorcees. A rare tryst that took place inside the final decade before the “post 9-11 — Sharia Law push-back — era”. This genuinely erotic episode is so convincingly described even female readers have been “turned-on”.
Glyn’s unique, never to be repeated story starts (May 1996) in mysterious Abu Dhabi, continues in vibrant Malaysia, before completing (Book-2) in India’s teeming and jangling cities of Mumbai, Surat (Gujarat), and Chennai.
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