So begins this remarkably insightful debut by Leon Berger, and immediately we're involved with the most globalized man on earth. He's of mixed parentage, mixed religion, and mixed everything else. He's lived on several continents, and now, to top it all off, he has a global career that involves him in a frenetic life of jet-lag and email.As we meet Isaac, his lifelong identity crisis is just reaching its climax, and suddenly an ordinary business trip becomes a search for answers... from Australia, to Asia and Europe, to North America. He connects with a diverse and oddball network of fellow "Globo Sapiens" before his entire quest narrows down to one question: should he go back to the calm stability of the Chinese woman, or take up with the passionate but equally globalized black American who lives half a world way?Isaac's observations are both witty and poignant, highly philosophical yet also touchingly human. But the major theme of Globo Sapiens goes much deeper, to nothing less than the evolution of the human species and the globalized fate of mankind itself. As his British friends says: "By the third or fourth millennium we'll all be like you, Isaac...scary thouqht, that don't you think?"
September 1999 : Canada Hardback