Tales of adventure told in book
Jeremy Roberts might have a fairly ordinary life in Napier these days, but that wasn’t always the case. Around 12 years ago, at 50 years old, Jeremy upped and left his day job, packed a suitcase and headed to Bali, teaching English and busking as a poet.
“That old childhood saying, ‘pick what you want from the tree of life’ simply not working anymore? Becoming a foreigner in Indonesia might be as good a stab at something newand rewarding, as anything,” Jeremy says.
His adventures in another land are laid bare in his book, The Dark Cracks of Kemang: The Bajaj Boys in Indonesia.
Jeremy will be launching his book at Creative Arts Napier (CAN) on Friday, December 2, 5-7pm.
“Local poet David Chan will introduce me, there will be a slideshow of Jakarta / Bali images and I’ll read someextracts frommy book,” Jeremy says.
Hewill sign books and, along with background music, there will be beer, wine, juice, water and finger food available, with cash sales and eftpos.