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Island Soups and Moroccan Beaches

A collection of stories by

An unusual blend of sun, sea and humanity is brought together in this collection of short stories. The author carries his readers to far-flung islands where they might be in for a culture shock as the contrast between the locals and visiting characters becomes evident. And in the Moroccan tales the author is a catalyst, coming to grips with the toxic mix of assumed opinions and attitudes leading to decadence.

The main title story, `Island Soup', is set on the island of Las Palmas and reflects the power of a German restaurant owner over the locals who are made to feel captives in their own country, contrasting the strong cultural differences brought to the fore through tourism. There is humour to be found in tales such as `George the Parrot Priest' and `A Change for the Better', and much to be learned of other cultures in `A Gift from Allah' or `Last Exit from Saudi Arabia'.

The stories have a strong grasp on life and relationships, with a general note of living without the pretensions of modern western society which so often lead us to closed minds and fixed attitudes. This slightly bohemian approach to life is nevertheless also very down-to-earth, and the relationship between the characters, their actions and their surroundings becomes entirely symbiotic.


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October 2008 : UK Hardback

Title: Island Soups and Moroccan Beaches
Author(s): Geoff Broady
ISBN: 1-85200-134-8 / 978-1-85200-134-6 (UK edition)
Publisher: United Writers Publications Ltd
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