A delightfully funny and inspiring novel about a very modern pilgrimage, and one woman's chance to rediscover what she's lost
"I watch the highway go by and ponder my situation. I am on the run from my husband s divorce lawyer, my mojo is still missing in action and my demon ex-lover is lurking . . . But, all things considered, my pilgrimage is going well . . ."
Arkie used to be a trendspotter, running a successful business advising companies on "the next big thing." Until she lost her marriage and her mojo along with it. Her eccentric new friend Haruko suggests a pilgrimage in Japan. But funds are tight, so instead Arkie s going on a very Australian trip, to all the "Big Things." With Haruko as her guide, magic is everywhere. A Buddha appears next to the Big Redback, the Big Macadamia rises from the jungle like a lost temple, and inside the Big Shell she can hear a tinkling voice, reminding her of the child she never had. As her improbable adventure unfolds, realization dawns: could it be that, despite her celebrated foresight, Arkie s been missing what was right before her eyes? This love story wrapped in humor and mystery, with a touch of magic, is perfect for fans of Marian Keyes and Jojo Moyes."
Arkie's Pilgrimage to the Next Big Thing
Random House Australia