The Far Out Café

by Stuart Chambers



Book Details

Language : English
Publication Date : 5/9/2012

Format : Softcover
Dimensions : 6x9
Page Count : 280
ISBN : 9781468504866
Format : Hardcover
Dimensions : 6x9
Page Count : 280
ISBN : 9781468504873
Format : E-Book
Dimensions : N/A
Page Count : 1
ISBN : 9781468504880

About the Book

The End-No it isn’t! During the fall of 1969 Daniel Dyer stands alone at a still point between the disappointments of his childhood and an incredibly uncertain future. He is a boy from Yorkshire, living in America who has been abandoned by his father and then his mother and has signed up to fi ght with the US army in Vietnam. The Far Out Cafe is full of characters and events: a blues singer, a Cuban called Guerrero and another called Compay, with his head full of conspiracy theories, ‘Birdmen,’ a chapel dating back to the 2nd century, an isolated island, a pack of marauding sharks; one of mythical proportions, a psychotic Soviet called the Generali, a barbaric guard called Rusanov and his syphilitic assistant, Yefrem. This is not merely a story about the atrocities of war. It’s a story about who Daniel meets when he has been left for dead; a boy called Angel and a girl called Beth. It’s about the way we live our lives and what happens when we place our Faith in God when things go horribly wrong. It’s a savage yet tenderly lyrical story about an unforgiving time and indestructible love. ‘I sat down, cleared my mind, and ‘The Far Out Café’ blew it apart. It’s a really great story and it’s told in such a surreal way, it messes with your head so much, delightfully so, but what really caught me is the sense of magic and mysticism that is woven into the story. A huge story that has roots in an even greater and deeper meaning. The spiritual clashed against the brutality of men is incredibly powerful. Good to fi nally be challenged by a modern book that gives the mind a great workout. In fi lm terms, very Stanley Kubrick’ - David Popescu - Hooligan Filmworks, Canada

About the Author

Stuart is a fi lm and video Producer. He has lived in the Middle East for over 30 years. He had his fi rst script broadcast by the BBC when he was seventeen. He has written and produced numerous documentaries’ including a fi lm for the Qatar National Day that tells the personal stories of four families who suffered terrible tragedy when disaster struck their region. Kashmir, Beirut, New Orleans and Banda Aceh could seldom have appeared on the same travel itinerary but they were all on Stuarts: Seventeen fl ights, nine countries and a total of fortyfi ve thousand miles; a journey of epic proportions to some of the most isolated parts of the world where he would uncover stories of real courage and dignity and survival against the odds. Stuart is equally at home shooting a hi-end TV commercial with a large fi lm crew or out on location with a director with camera on his shoulder. He was born in Yorkshire, works in Dubai and lives in Romania with his wife and family.