NOVEL GLOBO SAPIENS

 

“Gentle, witty, beautifully written and slightly disturbing.”

Douglas McArthur, Globe and Mail.


“Berger is immensely entertaining and engaging. Really captures the essence of that special mortal who makes a living by frequently traveling and adapting to different cultures, time zones and business challenges.”

Donald Brown, Time.


Essence


This highly innovative debut novel is about the most globalized man on Earth.


His name is Isaac Enriquez and he’s of mixed parentage, mixed religion and mixed everything else. He’s lived on several continents and now he has a global career that involves him in a frenetic life of jet lag and e-mail.


As we meet Isaac, his lifelong identity crisis is just reaching its climax and suddenly an ordinary business trip becomes a search for answers. Is he an oddity – or is he merely the forerunner of an entirely new species of globalized human that he calls “Globo Sapiens?”


Author’s note


I wrote this book when I finally returned to Canada from Asia. I was burned out from over a decade of global wanderings, during which time I traveled and worked in over 50 countries across 5 continents. Along the way, I made many friends, absorbed dozens of cultures and saw life from a billion points-of-view.


The only way I could make sense of it all was to sit down and write it out. Eventually, these jottings turned into a novel – my first. Appropriately, I suppose, it is autobiographical, in the sense that I had the same career as the protagonist, the various locations are first-hand accounts and the characters I portray are all based on real acquaintances.


When people ask me to define the expression “Globo Sapiens”, I usually refer them to the addendum on the last page of the book, a profile which defines the entire human population in terms of how globalized they are on an individual basis. It’s kind of fun to check it out, see where you fit.


Publisher


ECW Press, Canada

List Taschenbuch Verlag, Germany


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Also published in German