Pico Iyer is the author of several books about the romance between cultures, including Video Night in Kathmandu, The Lady and the Monk, Cuba and the Night and, most recently, The Global Soul. He lives in suburban Japan.
"A rapturous narrative . . . a perfect gift for young scholars in any field, tied with a bow by the prolific world traveler Iyer." - San Francisco Chronicle
"A remarkable novel. . . .sunlit, atmospheric, and intelligent."
--The Washington Post Book World "Iyer has a poet's gift for
the sharply-drawn, just-right descriptive. . . quietly powerful."
--Los Angeles Times Book Review "Iyer treats Macmillan's
spiritual confusion and hunger with sympathy, even tenderness. . .
. A wise and graceful novel." --The New York Times Book