Author: Andrew Harvey
ISBN/UPC (if available): 0143028987
An unusual story of love and a quest for the Truth by the best-selling author of A Journey in Ladakh.
One Last Mirror is Andrew Harvey’s debut novel, which established him as an elegant stylist and a writer of uncommon passion, lucidity and wisdom. As the novel opens, we meet Savi – Savitri-a seventy-year – old Sri Lankan woman, forbiddingly bitter yet self-aware, and David, a twenty-five-year-old Englishman, filled with despair and seeking solace in Buddhist philosophy, who arrives at Savi’s house in Colombo at the invitation of her daughter.
The two meet and soon begin dialogues in which they reveal their dreams, their pastes and their fears. Through the telling of their stories, they come to terms with their pain, an awaken in each other surprising powers of love.
Their extraordinary lives unfold before us, and we glimpse truths not only in Savi and David but beyond them. Andrew Harvey tells a darkly penetrating story with wit and incisiveness, and explores some of the most difficult questions of human existence.