“Travel book as memoir, memoir as novel, novel as polemic”.
Published by Sumach Press, London,1991. First edition. Hardcover, cloth. Octavo, 276pp. Edges browning else Fine in Fine dust jacket.
“The Saddest Pleasure tells the story of Thomsen’s desperate departure from Ecuador at the age of sixty-three and his soul-searching journey through Brazil and the Amazon River. Along the way the author reflects on the meaning of his own life and the world around him, his friendships, and on the distances between people and cultures.”