I don't know why but this is the second book I have read, and fallen in love with, that has an Indian theme. I haven't got to the end yet because I am savouring the story. The book was originally published in Swedish but has been translated into English and quite of few other lanuages and has the long title, The amazing story of the man for cycled from India to Europe for love by PerJ Andersson. Isn't that a great book cover?
The title says what the book is all about but there is so much more to this story. I didn't know when I bought the book but the main character is an indigenous Indian and an artist. One of my most treasured books is by another Indian artist from the same group of people. The night life of trees. Published by Tara Books. (There is an interesting piece by John Berger on their blog. Although I wish people would catch on the fact that there is an older art by Aboriginal Australians that that in Europe. 70,000 year of history in Australian art is slightly more than the 30,000 years of cave art in Europe.)
The main character is from the same group of people.
No one could make up this story in their imagination. It goes far beyond imagining. I bought the book on Kindle but it is one of those books that you need a paper edition of so that you can pull it out and read again or leave in your will for your grand children.