GOLD - from Fiji to Cindy's letter: Cult of GOLD and Golf And Ladies's Beauty by Yoshi YUBA
- Language: English
- Publisher: Random House
- Pages: 454
- Publication date: 2016
Mining engineer lands on the Fiji Islands,coming from Europe, via South Africa and Australia. With two fellow geologists he finds the extension of a Gold mine. Their introduction into the game of golf leads him eventually to a Beauty: This Lady writes him a few Divine words. Like in an - almost - unbelievable Tale. This is how it starts : 1 . All of you of course Would like and want to know How GOLD is found and where Therefore we will make A major point of it in this our Tale And tell how GOLD Has charmed and guided us Ever since our stay On the Fiji Islands In the South Pacific The work - a Novel - consists of three parts : GOLD -- FIJI -- the 'LETTER' . The autobiographic ' red line ' in the Story is twofold : From my birth - a few centuries ago - the Reader is taken onto a Spiritual and Geographic * trip to a gold mine on the Islands of Fiji , four hours flight north-east of Sydney , Australia . GOLD -- In simple terms is told what the two geologists - AD and Jeff O - did to find the new orebodies of the given mine . FIJI and GOLF -- It had to happen one day! The fun these gentlemen would imagine to have , while showing their mining colleague how to play golf. Good laughs on their side! A catastrophe on mine - an absolute disaster on and off the greens and fairways. However - how ever -- It has been on green number three that I got the vision of a Tool in pure gold. Not the final Design - now patented - yet . That was done later . The name of the item - ' GOLD in One ' [999.9 FINE GOLD] , manufactured in Le Locle, canton of Neuchâtel in the Swiss Jura Mountains , between Berne and Paris. Then and there , in Vatukoula , on the main island Viti Levu [Big Fiji] , I just put it all " into the attic of my memory ". The 'LETTER' is much more than a rhetoric element only ... * Geographic -- In Italy the reader gets a glance of Naples and Pompeii -- Julius Caesar's Gold coffins in Eternal Rome -- Carrara's Marble Pit in Tuscany -- Casanova's love Palaces in Venice -- Sardegna's Silver in Monte Vecchio -- Segesta's Greek Temple and the antique Sulphur mine on Sicily Island -- the Aetna Volcano crater's red glowing throat and the timeless open breeze Theater of Taormina , where you cite Sophocles' Philoctetes -- lovely Lipari of the windy Aeolian Islands - with its dark and sad Obsidian - for Brutus' mortal knife ... * * 'Sardegna' sounds better - I assume - than Sardinia , which looks too 'fishy' in the middle of the Mediterraneum , Odysseus' Sea between three Continents ... -- Our reader may accompany the author through the Atacama Desert in northern Chile and witness a Fata Morgana on the stretch from Antofagasta to Chuqui - camata ['Chuqui'] -- copper , gold and -- Look into the 'pinky' eyes of the Midnight Sun - with a blond miner's daughter in Malmberget-Gällivare in Lapland , northern Sweden , well above the Polar Circle... -- You will see your writer almost die of seasickness , 'thanks' to an infernal storm on the Black Sea , north-east Turkey , en route for the Kolchis River Area , craddle of the Golden Fleece near Murgul , Artvin Province , rich in - what else - but copper - gold ... . . . And wishing to dedicate this book as well to Maya's niece , Binia Walser , my American godchild , who was born in Stanford University Hospital , California -- Binia may claim to have visited this famous University , before she ever saw the light in our world ... Yoshi Yuba . 'Yuba' is the Fijian pronunciation of my last name . " The game of Golf is the most elegant and noblest way to put together soul and brain and body ". [page 152] .
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