Henderson is a wealthy American pig farmer in his mid-fifties who is discontented with life. He is a burly, brusque character whose inner voice repeatedly chants “I want …” He is physically strong and habitually acts before he considers the consequences – an impulsive man.
One day, he gets the notion to take a trip to Africa with a newly married couple. He soon realizes he’s a third wheel and takes off with a guide on a journey which will change his perspective on life forever.
This is a novel bathed in ancient knowledge and African beliefs. It is beautifully written. It made me think of the unanswered questions whispering in my head. I enjoyed it immensely.