seven years easy town – book 2: travelling
Travelling around the world, Alice and some of her team set up an international network for the Easy Town Project and the Hub Stations. Travelling with them are the past, personal demons, prejudice and unwittingly the issue of sex.
Alice isn’t happy. Most of her closest allies have gone to London where they are setting up the new base for the Easy Town Project. She on the other hand is stuck with a diplomatic mission around the world. And, diplomacy just isn’t Alice’s thing.
Lucky for her, she does meet with a few people where diplomacy isn’t required. In other cases, she is lucky to have a great team who mostly manage to get her out of tight corners.
One of the things she can’t escape is the German past that leaks through too often for her liking. Another thing is the issue of sex. She had brought it up unwittingly during the pep-talk on Tom’s Airbus, and some newbie had posted that little speech online. Now, most people she meets have to bring it up – in one way or another.
When asked why she was on this journey, Alice answered: ‘Getting to London the long way round.’ While true to some extent, there is also a visit to her home in Berlin.
Some six month ago she had left Berlin to meet with the billionaire Tom Holbon to tell him about her Easy Town idea. She had expected to return after two or three days. But she didn’t. Instead, she had stayed at Tom’s estate where the initial project team had compiled a first draft for the town experiment. Now, nearly six month later it is time to wrap up her former life and get ready for the second stage of the project in London.
By the time she gets to Berlin, she feels a bit dizzy from the overwhelming journeys of the last six month: setting up the Easy Town Project and the up and downs of travelling around the world, meeting with allies, villains, and some people who might turn out to be either.
Publishing book 2: travelling
Book 2: travelling will be published in two parts, probably on 1 April 2020.
A few more details
Time of the story: 8 July 2016 – 1 September 2016
Places: New York, San Francisco, Rio de Janeiro, Buenos Aires, South Africa, Australia, China, Otaon, Romania, Russia, Berlin
Suspense: at times quite a bit
Violence: mostly moderate
Humour: some sprinkles
Romance: here and there
Magic: the occasional hint
Reality: The story is set in the real world, and there are a few overlaps between fiction and reality. The town in South-Africa, the holiday resort in Australia, the town in China, the Middle-Eastern country of Otaon, the villages in Romania, and some places in Russia are fictional.
Rating: probably age 16. It would actually be interesting to pick up the question what to reveal about sex when. By all accounts, sex is a recurring theme in this book, and in quite a few different shades.
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