book 2, travelling: country by country


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book 2: travelling and We need to talk about sex, book cover, part united states, by Charlie Alice Raya
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(1) UNITED STATES

Alice isn’t happy to be on this handshaking mission for the Easy Town Project. Her meeting with the property mogul Clive Stodd only adds to her grumpiness, and Tom’s nagging doesn’t help.

‘I walked myself right into your sex talk, didn’t I?’ Tom groaned, nearly bumping into another urn.

book 2/1, San Francisco

Pages: approx. 95, 22k
Price: 1,45€ (incl. VAT)

tags: the airliner, security measures, talk about sex, early days, sexy outfits, property negotiations, workout, can I pull a punch?, chaos, university speech, disappointing the team, LGTBQ+, few explicit remarks

Pages: approx. 95, 22k
Price: 1,45€ (incl. VAT)


book 2: travelling and We need to talk about sex, book cover, part South Africa, by Charlie Alice Raya
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(4) SOUTH AFRICA

The visit starts off fine(ish) in Cape Town. But the stay in Injaberg, is marked by clashes, the arrival of a mediator and news that divide the team.

‘I don’t need no preaching, no teaching either, you hear.’

‘Loud and clear. Why did the painter say that she is the team leader?’

Book 2/1, south Africa

Pages: approx. 143, 39k
Price: 2,47€ (incl. VAT)

tags: extending the Hub network, violence, black and white, racism, colonialism, origins, white Africans, trust, an attempted coup, mending things, fever, good and evil, movie night, few explicit remarks

Pages: approx. 143, 39k
Price: €2.47 (incl. VAT)

Pages: approx. 212, 55k
Price: €3.50 (incl. VAT)


book 2: travelling and We need to talk about sex, book cover, part Otaon, by Charlie Alice Raya
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(7) OTAON

No one knew what to expect from the visit to the Middle Eastern country of Otaon. Certainly not a strange mix of prejudice and a fairy tale atmosphere.

‘So, we are ruining the planet with our excessive capitalism only to impress women and have more sex with them?’

Book 2/2, Otaon

Pages: approx. 154
Price: approx. 2,66€ (incl. VAT)

tags: princes, palace garden, prejudice, fear, fashion, marriage, making each other, panic attack, a clash, a macho moment, stubbornness, deep energy, punishment, religion, do you forgive?, breasts or bleeding, the library

Pages: approx. 154
Price: approx. 2,66€ (incl. VAT)


Reading single chapters

It is possible to read a single country chapter. There are overlaps between the chapters and developments within the team, but each country chapter has sort of its own story. So it’s fine to pick a single country or two.

Also, say you’re only interested in colonialism or the penis trauma, then you’re perfectly fine with just buying the South Africa or the China chapters, respectively.

Besides each single chapter will be preluded by information on ‘What you need to know …’


book 2: travelling and We need to talk about sex, book cover, part Brazil, by Charlie Alice Raya
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(2) BRAZIL

Twice in Rio, Alice has to confront dark memories from her past. In one case, retelling a nightmare earns her some respect. In the other case, Devery is glad that no one else is listening.

‘(…) there is no such thing as a woman or a man. Though, there is Amen.’

Book 2/1, Rio de Janeiro

Pages: approx. 69, 19k
Price: 1,21€ (incl. VAT)

tags: stark contrasts, kamikaze, favela, a nightmare, girls night, a walk along Copacabana Beach, traumatic run-ins with women, women prison, genital mutilations, boobs and milk boobs, penis length, gender, explicit remarks

Pages: approx. 69, 19k
Price: 1,21€ (incl. VAT)


book 2: travelling and We need to talk about sex, book cover, part Australia, by Charlie Alice Raya
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(5) AUSTRALIA

Alice is full of energy and unaware that danger is closing in, while Jack tries to find his place.

‘At heart I’m a lone wolf. And even though I believe this town is going to be exceptional, I’d still choose the tree house for myself, at least as a retreat.’

book 2/1: travelling/Australia

Pages: approx. 99
Price: €1.57 (incl. VAT)

tags: reports, a Hub Station, Maori, fashion and advent, strictly male, deep energies and a jelly cocoon, a zoo at breakfast, Brexit in a fish restaurant, rethink the EU, history following you around, a moment, dead towns and street musicians, danger with a fur coat, group photos, racism, a bet, thinking, holidays, sleeping, dancing, sitting, beauty

Pages: approx. 99, 25k
Price: approx. €1.57 (incl. VAT)


book 2: travelling and We need to talk about sex, book cover, part Romania, by Charlie Alice Raya
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(8) ROMANIA

This is one of the most delightful stages on the journey, and despite some drawbacks, Alice, in particular, has a very good time.

‘In the mother of Easy Towns, we will learn to be free and enjoy life, in the town of music, we will feel the rhythm of the universe and learn to dance.’

book 2: travelling / Romania

Pages: approx. 84
Price: approx. 1,48€ (incl. VAT)

tags: clarity, trains, historic villages, the time of the dwarfs, bell tower, daisies, toasts, darkness, music, more towns, jeballulo, the heart goes boom, boom, boom, Italian coast, memory of a rape impulse, explicit content, flying solo

Pages: approx. 84
Price: approx. 1,48€ (incl. VAT)


The price is the same, regardless of whether you buy single chapters or one of the two parts of book 2.

The country by country publishing is an exception for book 2.

Much later in the series, there is another book which could be published chapter by chapter. But mostly the books of the series will be single books.

book 2: travelling and We need to talk about sex, book cover, part Argentina, by Charlie Alice Raya
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(3) ARGENTINA

While the travelling team gets something of a breather, others are scheming to sabotage the project, and Jack receives a heavy blow.

‘For Christ’s sake,’ the prominent grey thundered. ‘Is there no reliance on wives these days? What about sex? What was that all about?’

book 2/1: travelling/Buenos Aires

Pages: approx. 61
Price: approx. 1,03€ (incl. VAT)

tags: Nazis, ratline, coping with the past, Hub Station, sexual violence, a new initiative, on the side of power, coming to terms with some changes, big players, reconnecting, thinking, as free as a bird, trust, a sky party, some explicit remarks

Pages: approx. 61
Price: 1,03€ (incl. VAT)


book 2: travelling and We need to talk about sex, book cover, part China, country by country, by Charlie Alice Raya
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(6) CHINA

The visit to China is very different from everything the team has encountered so far. And while the team tries to make sense of it all, their enemies get far too close.

‘Whenever we try to learn without needing to know, we’re likely to fail, or feel like we’ve reached our limits.’

book 2: travelling / China

Pages: approx. 139
Price: approx. 2,51€ (incl. VAT)

tags: spies, domestic violence, penis trauma, becoming aware, explicit remarks, walls, elements, deep energy, secret meeting, overpopulation, big market players, keep customer in line, meeting a master, using masks

Pages: approx. 139
Price: approx. €2.51 (incl. VAT)


book 2: travelling and We need to talk about sex, book cover, part Russia, by Charlie Alice Raya
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(9) RUSSIA

There is an invitation to a ball. Security can’t accompany Alice, so someone has to pose as her boyfriend. And that is just the very beginning of a dark chapter for the team.

There were voices in her head, yelling: ‘Turn around.’ ‘For fuck’s sake turn around.’ ‘RUN!’

book 2: travelling / Russia

Pages: approx. 161
Price: approx. 2,79€ (incl. VAT)

tags: Hachiro’s masterpiece: the gown, pills from Giselle, the ball, bulges and urges, tits and brains, world domination, puking, a drive through the night, news, the cinema place, on the airliner, more spies, explicit remarks

Pages: approx. 161
Price: approx. 2,79€ (incl. VAT)


book 2: travelling and We need to talk about sex, book cover, part Berlin, by Charlie Alice Raya
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(10) BERLIN

Alice still has a flat in Berlin, and it’s time for her to wrap up her old life, before moving to London. Someone helps via the phone, and another goodbye is due as well. Back with her team, she has a surprise for Andy, who struggles with the news.

‘I am a hunter not a gatherer.’

book 2: travelling / Berlin

Pages: approx. 89
Price: approx. 1,50€ (incl. VAT)

tags: the past, wrapping up, goodbye memories, running out of mistakes, planet hopping, Berlin, the team, lesbians, toasts, explicit remarks, beefs with politics, lawyers, a party night, a new narrative

Pages: approx. 89
Price: approx. 1,50€ (incl. VAT)


beginning, or drafting a town experiment, by Charlie Alice Raya, book series: seven years easy town, cover

Reading order book 1 and book 2

Starting with book 1 is comparable to meeting someone in kindergarten, whereas starting with book 2 is like meeting someone in your first job. There will be quite a bit you don’t know, but you can still follow the present part of your colleagues story.

In general book 1 is like a truckload of wholegrain bread: it’s interesting, and it’s a lot.

Book 2 has the definite advantage that it is more varied in every respect with travelling to different countries, some adventures, some magic, danger increasing — and even in the way the chapters are written. In fact, many parts of book 2 have a character of their own. There is still wholegrain included, but more of the fluffy bread roll kind, mostly.

Personally, I could reread book 1 every three month or so, while I could reread most of book 2 continually. After all, it’s fun to return to Copacabana Beach, go through all the tensions in South Africa, be at a garden party with princes, drink with a barlady in Romania, have fun at a ball in Russia and all the other encounters … Mind you, it’s not all fun — far from it.

Saying all this, the single chapters of book 2 offer you an opportunity to take a peak at the series without buying a whole book. It also gives you the chance to pick out an issue or two you might be particularly interested in.

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seven years easy town, book 1: beginning, or drafting a town experiment, book cover

beginning

or drafting a town experiment

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Price: approx. €8.76 (incl. VAT)
Pages: approx. 515, 138k
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seven years easy town, book 2: travelling and We need to talk about sex, book cover, part 1

travelling

and we need to talk about sex, part 1&2

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Charlie Alice Raya

Price: (approx) €7.73 (incl. VAT)
Pages: approx. 467, 122k
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and we still need to talk about sex, part 3-7

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Charlie Alice Raya

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