Millennium – A Memoir by Peri Hoskins
It’s December 1999, the cusp of a new millennium. The tiny Pacific Kingdom of Tonga will be first in the world to usher it in. We travel there with our narrator to see the sun set on the old and the dawn rise on the new. We discover much more.
In a time and place of old customs we see the gentle advance of the new. This Pacific paradise is home to a diverse group of human beings at this unique time. Our journey with our narrator through many human exchanges – quirky, funny, and sad – accompanied by quotes from Hindu scripture echoes through the millennia and asks us what it is to be human in these dark times.
This book constantly entertains and delves beneath a fascinating surface to examine the quality of our age.
Millennium – A Memoir is a novella-sized slice of life travelogue of about 25,000 words. In capturing the time and the place this book evokes the work of Ernest Hemingway.
1999 becomes 2000. The Kingdom of Tonga will be first to welcome in the new millennium. Our Australian lawyer narrator travels to Tonga to see the sun set on the old millennium and the dawn rise on the new.
Quirky, funny and constantly entertaining, this memoir captures the turn of the millennium in the Pacific paradise of Tonga with palpable immediacy. And more than that, the deep undercurrents of this book draw on ancient Hindu scripture to delve beneath the surface and lay bare the quality of our dark times.
Millennium – A Memoir is a debut work of creative nonfiction by Peri Hoskins.