Kate Nelson is a successful author with a colourful relationship background. She has always been a woman keen on adventure. She is what her lover would describe as "New-age" and so he is not surprised when she embarks on a river trip on the Colorado. This does not provide Kate with the release she is seeking so she heads to the Amazon for a more profound experience. Here the distance from everything she knows and the ability to concentrate on her own thoughts provides her with the opportunity to make connections with Mother Earth.
Meanwhile Yolo, who is Kates lover goes on a journey of his own to Hawaii. There he confronts a different way of life and witnesses things that he has never seen before. What effect will this have on him and will there ever be a way forward with his relationship with Kate?
I didn't enjoy the storyline at all. I struggled with the main character, I couldn't understand her restlessness or her motivation. I felt that she wasn't particularly well-written and didn't seem to be very three-dimensional to me. I thought the character of Yola was easier to understand and seemed much more "real".
I kept waiting for something interesting to happen that would provide some sort of plotline but I realised part-way through that this was not going to happen, there are a couple of interesting activities in Hawaii but otherwise it was dull.
The book is written with a lot of very short sentences and lots of questions which meant it did not flow very easily whilst reading, which probably didn't help my lack of ability to get engrossed in the story. I felt this was quite a self-indulgent piece of work by the author, I didn't feel as if I was being drawn into the work, I actually felt like I was being excluded from something very private, almost like reading someone's diary.
If you are looking for a light read or something with a cracking storyline then this isn't the one for you. However if you are interested in self-reflection and personal analysis then you may find this an interesting read.