Anyone who has been following me on this blog or on Twitter knows that I’ve been working on my book Breakfast Under the Bodhi Tree, about travelling and living in Viet Nam, for some time now. Several of the essays have already been published. A couple of days ago, Issue 51.2 of PRISM International came out and the title piece of my book is included among the many fine short stories, essays and poems. PRISM has dubbed 51.2 “The Food and Drink Issue”. I haven’t received my copy yet, but with food and drink as the subject, it may just turn out to be my favourite PRISM issue yet.
Under the bodhi tree is where I drink coffee and eat breakfast almost every day these days. My essay is all about the friends, family and neighbours I meet there each day, the two women who prepare the food and coffee, and the bodhi tree itself. Hope you’ll pick up a copy of the issue and join me in my favourite place by the banks of Hue City’s Perfume River.
PRISM will also be posting a selection of my photographs on their website soon. Stay tuned for details!