A Cornish Odyssey is a hero's journey around the coast of Cornwall, only this hero is an unhappy photographer/art teacher from California, trying to escape his family, his sometimes girlfriend, Charon, and his job at an arts/science high school. Grant Decker has just turned 40 and is realising he has someone else's life. He finds himself struggling in a foreign, beautiful country, which surprises him and presents new possibilities for living. When he reaches Zennor and learns the story of the mermaid there, he recognises his own dual nature and begins a personal transformation that sets him on the path of his true life.
It is 2010 and American Grant Decker is living his dream of being a photographer in Cornwall. He’s got a chance to go to China, courtesy of Charon, his ex-girlfriend. What she hasn’t told him is that the trip, with a group of American teachers, includes a risky plan that could bring the wrath of the Chinese government upon him. He slips and slides through a packed itinerary encountering places and people that surprise him – people like Guy Anderson, Dr Sòng, the Mosuo people and the Chinese barber/musicians in Dali who will remain in his memory forever. Despite restrictions, he manages to take some of the best pictures of his life and make his escape with a bit of help from a witchy connection in St Ives. With the same highly readable prose as the first book, A Cornish Odyssey, join Grant in a new round of engaging and funny adventures.