A unique inspirational vel! At thirty-eight, Rafael compared himself to Sisyphus, pushing a rock up a hill only to start again the next day as he works as an adjunct professor. Suddenly, his father dies and he reaches his breaking point. Without a real home, he begins to feel his profession is a joke and he himself is disposable. He leaves San Diego for the tropical Island of Okinawa unsure if he will ever return. He wonders if he as committed career suicide and if he could find work if he does. To make it worse, in Okinawa, when he is alone, he begins to see images of his dead friends and relatives, has dream that forces him to face his past. Will the past of Okinawa, the site of one of the bloodiest battle of World War two, and the home of The Happy Immortals, heal him?
A different type of Latino Author! Dr. RH Gutierrez has one of the most impressive resumes in martial arts which includes a Medical Doctorate, a degree in Biology, and training in various martial arts. Obviously, he is more than just another academic. Having lived in Latin America, England, Amberis Caye, while also having extensively traveled has giving his writing a peculiar feel. For his last work, he spent a three month term at the Okinawan Shogen Ryu Karate-do International Hombu dojo on Okinawa where he studied Shogen Ryu Karate-do and Yamane Ryu Bojitsu under all the Yodansha of that dojo