Teaching in an inner city school in London is hard enough, but when Sam loses his job and his girlfriend dumps him on Valentine’s Day, he decides to start again somewhere new.
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I was ordinary. Nice.He was extraordinary. And he wasn’t always nice.Moody and difficult, brilliant and beautiful, Kes scared me and he protected me. He could be incredibly hurtful and incredibly thoughtful. He wasn’t perfect, but he was perfect for me. He challenged me, he took me out of my safe little box and showed me the world could be…
He gets a job as a TEFL teacher (Teaching English as a Foreign Language) in Japan, and finds that there’s more to the land of the rising sun than sushi and sake.
He makes friends with Yoshi, a young farmer from Hokkaido, Paul from New York and Helen from Swansea. But when he meets the Amazonian Tara from Melbourne, his strict no-women policy looks like it might be in trouble.
Sam learns about love and life in the crazy city of Tokyo and things are going well – until his ex-girlfriend arrives from London intent on some extra-curricular activities.