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Man Who Wanted to Drink Up the Sea
How far would you go to make amends? Lukas, a successful Montreal restaurateur, is haunted by the memory of his first love, Zephira. He wants to ask her to forgive him for abandoning her back in Greece forty years ago. But the girl has died. When Lukas recalls that for the ancient Greeks the sleeper's mind was the bridge where the living and the dead met at night, he embar ...more
Published March 30th 2006 by Cormorant Books
(first published August 25th 2005)
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There are similarities here to Homer's Odyssey and even Alice's adventures. It's a mix of myth and superstition, and very fast paced. The writing flows smoothly and with humour, and you get carried along in Lukas' wake, with no more clue about what's going to happen next than he himself. I think the fun for some people in reading this book would be to spot the myth, yet it's still very original. It's also a quick read, set as it is in the space of a single night as Lukas slips into a coma, and n ...more