Saturday, October 15, 2016

'Walking the World 2' Book Event with Author Terrence Kero, Oct.22nd at Florey's!

Florey's Books welcomes Pacifica author Terrence Kero as he discusses his novel, "Walking the World 2"

***Saturday, October 22nd, 2-4pm***

About the book:

Walking the World 2, Book Two of Terrence Kero’s ground-breaking trilogy about human migration, tells the story of how five ethnic/linguistic hunter-gatherer clans left Africa some eighty thousand years ago and migrated to the western border of Thailand over the course of many millennia. The novel opens in 2011 at the University of California Berkeley, where Hanna Koskinen is an anthropology graduate student planning to write her PhD thesis on early human migration. When she becomes friends with Leewan Somwan, her next-door neighbor from Thailand, she begins to consider making Thailand the focus of her research, and when she falls in love with Leewan’s brother, Chaat, her decision is sealed. Chaat is a brilliant linguist who has developed a theory about the earliest prototypes of the five major Southeast Asian language families, and Hanna thinks she can use his theory, along with human population genetics and age-dated archaeological discoveries, to support the bold argument she wants to make in her thesis: that Thailand was the initial gateway for the first migration of homo sapiens to Southeast Asia. Stories imagining the tragedies and joys of these prehistoric people on their arduous journeys are interspersed with the present-day narrative of the tragedies and joys of the Koskinen and Somwan families, a narrative culminating in dramatic revelations about the early ancestry of the Somwans and the unexpected links that bond humankind.

About the Author:

Terrence Kero is an electronic engineer turned author. Over his career, he has traveled to eighty-eight countries worldwide, and has served as general chairman of four international telecommunications conferences involving participants from more than forty countries in Europe, Asia, and the Americas. Since he first went to Thailand more than two decades ago, he has visited fifty of its seventy-seven provinces. He has been a guest lecturer at several universities in Asia, including Beijing University (Speech Recognition Technology) and Thailand’s Thammasat University (Anthropology Department) and Mahidol University (Research Institute for Languages and Cultures of Asia). On the basis of his experiences with people all over Thailand, he has concluded that it is truly the Land of Smiles. He currently lives in Pacifica, a suburb of San Francisco, with his wife, Takoma.

We hope to see you!

***Saturday, October 22nd, 2-4pm***


Florey's Book Co.
2120 Palmetto Ave.
Pacifica, CA 94044
(650) 355-8811
Open 10am to 6pm every day! (8pm Fridays)