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Beset by a deep sense of alienation, Alexander, a middle-aged Scandinavian mathematician, begins to question everything, from his failed relationships to his declining career prospects and the attainability of happiness.
On a cold winter night, a seemingly random encounter with a stranger leaves him with the unsought responsibility of a dog and a series of bargains with eccentric individuals. The experience turns into a springboard for a daring escapade into a life of self-discovery and reconciliation. In an effort to find answers to his troubled love affairs and ambivalent relation to religion, the once reticent loner undertakes a spiritual experiment in the East.
From the yoga ashrams of India to the Buddhist monasteries of Burma, this novel is a pilgrimage through the thicket of human insecurities and
aspirations. Alexander learns to navigate the perilous landscape of modern spirituality, con masters and authentic teachers. As a result he discovers, articulates and rethinks his own responses to the baits of love and faith.
The author – Lidija Stankovikj