Breaking Stones: A Rollercoaster Ride from the Stone Age to by Herman Alves PDF

By Herman Alves

Breaking Stones is a e-book approximately desire, approximately over-coming all odds, approximately coming to phrases with one’s self, and, certainly, concerning the pleasure of giving again. Alves used to be born in a rural mountainous quarter of Portugal. The environment could have been mid-20th century, however the dwelling stipulations have been Stone Age - no electrical energy, no working water, no creature comforts of any sort.

Breaking Stones follows Alves’ odyssey from a boyhood spent along with his ally, Burro the donkey, in Portugal to the social alienation he skilled in Germany to the tradition surprise he felt in Montreal, the place his kinfolk moved whilst he was once an adolescent.

the journey keeps as Alves attempts to discover himself as every thing from a wannabe rock superstar to a trojan horse picker, a club-owner to a calèche-driver, a landlord to a political activist, a steel-worker to a high-tech advisor, a restaurateur to a philanthropist. in the course of every thing, Alves stories the euphoria and heartbreak and tragedy of marriage and fatherhood. And finally, the child from the Stone Age emerges intact and wiser within the web Age.

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