A travelogue, a physical and mental experience as well as a meditative journey, this modern pilgrimage is a handbook for conscious living.
Jean-Christophe Rufin (born 28 June 1952) is a French doctor, diplomat, historian, globetrotter and novelist. He is the president of Action Against Hunger, one of the founders of Medecins Sans Frontieres and the second youngest member of the Academie francaise. He was Ambassador of France in Senegal from 2007 to June 2010. His novel Brazil Red won the Prix Goncourt in 2007.