A strange bet, with a vintage car at stake, results in an unlikely job for a college professor. Once a week, for an hour or so, he is obliged to drive an old man around.
Almost as a hobby, the professor tries to uncover the old man’s secretive past and in the meantime gets a healthy dose of his own medicine, education, from this unlikeliest of sources. Mr. Aris, the old man, proves to be a fountain of interesting though often obscure and even questionable information. All this makes for a refreshingly new perspective on life.
This book is a treasure trove of fascinating facts. But it is a lot more than that. It is a tale of forbidden love and the terrible consequences of war.
It is an account of abject struggle against poverty and a heart-warming love affair with a country - and a car.
Adventure, friendship, romance, ancient mythology, modern history, mysterious old codes and all these against the backdrop of this beautiful Mediterranean island we know so little about....
About the Author
Dr. Elmos Konis is an Assistant Professor of at the European University - Cyprus. He had previously taught in Greece. He earned his MBA at the University of Montana in the USA and his PhD, on business leadership, at London Metropolitan University. He is a qualified mediator and an appointed member of SETE, an advisory committee on tertiary level education to the Ministry of Education. He is a member, research paper reviewer and country representative for the Academy of Management (AOM). He has consulted a number of firms on business matters and has presented his research work in such diverse places as Mexico, Slovenia, France and the UK. He has published articles on several issues such as Cypriot hospitality, innovative models of organizational structure, team building, and family businesses in Cyprus. He was the Coordinator and Scientific Supervisor of a Research Promotion Foundation (RPF) project which aimed to reveal international students' perspectives on studying in Cyprus.