By Herman Alves

Breaking Stones is a publication approximately wish, approximately over-coming all odds, approximately coming to phrases with one’s self, and, especially, concerning the pleasure of giving again. Alves was once born in a rural mountainous sector of Portugal. The environment can have been mid-20th century, however the residing stipulations have been Stone Age - no electrical energy, no working water, no creature comforts of any type.

Breaking Stones follows Alves’ odyssey from a boyhood spent together 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 relations moved whilst he used to be a youngster.

the journey keeps as Alves attempts to discover himself as every little thing from a wannabe rock superstar to a computer virus 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 little 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 net Age.

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