One Flew over the Banyan Tree

by Alan Jansen



Book Details

Language : English
Publication Date : 9/24/2015

Format : Softcover
Dimensions : 5.5x8.5
Page Count : 484
ISBN : 9781491768969
Format : E-Book
Dimensions : N/A
Page Count : 484
ISBN : 9781491768976

About the Book

This delightful book follows the adventures of a young boy’s memorable stay at his cantankerous Grandmothers house after his father loses a top job and abandons his young family. Amusing chapters takes the reader through a remarkable panorama of adventures featuring the unique palavers and adventures of the “Breakfast- eaters” at an illegal shanty restaurant (which for want of a signboard is dubbed the “Nameless”), the ruminations of a tree-climbing canine philosopher who despairs of the human race, a dastardly election campaign, an elixir for becoming young again, headless ghosts, dubious scholars at a private school, and plenty more lovable incidents and adventures.

The book paints a portrait of life in a specific district of a fictional former British colony in the early sixties.

About the Author

Alan Jansen was born in British Colonial Ceylon, now Sri Lanka, and was educated at the renowned St. Joseph’s College in Colombo. An engineer by profession, he now lives in Stockholm, Sweden. He enjoys travel, the Scandinavian solstice, and loves dogs and cats. This is his first novel.