This book review was written by Eugene Kernes
Is This An Overview?
D’Arrast is a French engineer in Brazil for a project, which would prevent flooding and provide the poor community with jobs. For what the d’Arrast is going to do for the community, d’Arrast is received with gratitude and appreciation by the elite. But d’Arrast is uncomfortable being deferred to. While d’Arrast visits the locals, d’Arrast becomes immersed in the community. Finding belonging with them. D’Arrast meets a cook who during a life-threatening situation made a promise that should the cook survive, the cook would carry a heavy stone. The night before the cook needed to carry the stone, there was a celebration. The cook wanted d’Arrast to come to the celebration, in part to make sure the cook left early. Otherwise the cook would not be able to carry out the promise. But at the celebration, the cook did not want to leave. This made carrying the stone a further struggle for the cook, who could not finish carrying the stone to its destination. D’Arrast seeks to help the cook. But, the cook belongs to a different community than those who have been deferring to d’Arrast. What should d’Arrast do?