Against the Current : Au revoir to corporate life and bonjour to a life afloat in France!
Against the Current is an oblique look at travelling through France on a boat by two people with no experience or qualifications, with imaginative asides and whimsies. Would you leave your job, sell your house, abandon your family and friends and move half way round the world to live on a boat? With no income, and no idea what the next day would bring? Probably not. But that's what Mike and Liz did, choosing to cast off from corporate life to live on and travel the waterways of France. They're boarded by armed police, nearly lose their boat, and pull a near-drowned body from the water. With a blade against his neck, Mike's fate rests on a soccer game, and he and Liz accuse a Frenchman of not knowing how to soil a bat. This is their adventure, a book for anyone who's ever thought they might like to just get away from it all, throw caution to the wind and see what tomorrow feels like. It will take you to the limits, bring you down to earth, but most of all it will make you laugh out loud. Join Mike and Liz, as they go sailing on a notion. Against the Current is an engaging travel memoir that will appeal particularly to boat lovers. This is a book for anyone who's ever thought they might like to just get away from it all, throw caution to the wind and see what tomorrow feels like. It will take you to the limits, bring you down to earth, but most of all it will make you laugh out loud.
- Paperback | 384 pages
- 138 x 216 x 37mm | 494g
- 28 Jan 2016
- Troubador Publishing
- Market Harborough, United Kingdom
- UK ed.
About Mike Bodnar
Former radio and television presenter Mike Bodnar lived in New Zealand for over forty years. He's been a journalist, a stand-up comedian, has made documentaries and interviewed notables such as Rowan Atkinson and Spike Milligan. His lateral thinking provides a unique oblique view of life, reflected in Against the Current.