From the food and travel writer, Michael Connor, author of the much acclaimed The Soho Don, May All Your Names Be Forgotten and The Cleansing comes this powerful portrayal of egos, betrayal, torment, resilience & resolution.
The Ouen Press list is published in English as eBooks and in paperback, and is distributed internationally.
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Erminia, a talented chef climbing the celebrity ladder, opens her first restaurant in a Kent market town. Foraging for ‘Wild Food’ plays a big part in her recipe creations and leads her to an amazing culinary discovery.
But, pride and ambition cloud her judgement and Erminia’s life starts to spiral downwards after she is professionally and personally humiliated.
It is not long before she begins to question the loyalties of her partner Angela, and her kitchen brigade – even her faithful canine companion Bianco is missing. She falls into a state of delirium, much of which is alcohol-induced.
Help of sorts finally arrives, but recovery is far from assured.
It’s a painful journey for Erminia’s suffering mind as she attempts to come to terms with the failure of everything she has thought to be true, or considered to be of value.
Michael Connor is a freelance writer specialising in food, travel and crime issues. He is hotel-school trained and has spent lengthy periods in Africa (including Zimbabwe, Zambia and Sierra Leone), China, Greece and the former Republic of Yugoslavia, the Caribbean and the UK.
He has researched and written a full-page weekly feature for the Caterer and Hotelkeeper magazine over a six-year period, plus a variety of pieces for Now magazine, GQ, Adrenalin, FT, the Guardian, the Mirror and the News of the World.
Michael Connor is a member of English PEN, which promotes free speech, human rights and greater understanding through literature.