Al Gromer Khan spent his early years in a small village in western Bavaria, in London, and later in Morocco and India. After seven years of study of Indian music, he began to develop his own compositional style. He has produced more than fifty music albums with contemplative new world music since 1980. From 1990 he wrote and produced radio broadcasts for various National Radio stations. In 2015 he was awarded the Tagore Cultural Prize. This is his fourth novel. He lives with his wife in Munich.
If there is an objective for this story, it is to show rare fates: the lives of those who are seldom mentioned, as they do not push into the limelight. They love life for its own sake, unalterable and with an uncertain outcome – the opposite of the Warhol philosophy, as it were. Memory should be preserved of such ´unimportant´ people and their inner states, when these run the risk of becoming oblivious.
This is not a memoir and I´m not Kurt. I might have been a kind of Kurt as I, too, went to London from a small Bavarian village at the age of nineteen. Fellini once said that in his work everything and nothing is autobiographical. I would agree with that.
The synchronism of events as described in this story was one of the peculiarities of the Summer of Love – a network of oscillations and vibrations in which a group of young individuals kept having repeated encounters in unexpected places.