J. Alfred Prufrock measured out his life in coffee spoons; Larry Buttrose, living later in the twentieth century, adds frequent flyer miles to coffee as a measure of his life. The Blue Man is this restless writer's compelling exploration of life, love and commitment across continents and relationships.
From Ghana to Greece, from Tokyo to Timbuktu, from London to Los Angeles, Australian-born Larry roams where his work, desires and travelling companions take him. But his real journey is through the emotions of the interior world. The presence or absence of the beautiful yet elusive Kathryn is the hub around which all of his journeys, physical and mental, revolve.
With or without her, even when they are both involved with other people, it is Kathryn who haunts Larry through the cafés and restaurants of the traveller's world. With a devastating eye for detail and a poet's feeling for language, Larry probes the demands of modern relationships - and the hazards of modern travel....Continua