“Cyprus in the summer heat. The smallest village in the world. Nine inhabitants, one drop-dead gorgeous tourist, a flock of impatient hens and an exhausted rooster. This is the stuff that chaos is made of. Centered on Toni’s crumbling tavern, and his surprisingly well-equipped cellar, the action takes place in the course of one dramatic day. What made the delicious Gina bahave so oddly? Will Yiannis get his true love back? Can the village idiot save the day? Will Toni ever get a customer to pay for a meal? Can anyone smell chicken cooking?” Alain Merheje was educated in Syria and Lebanon before relocating to London where he held various posts in the advertising industry which took him all over the world. Eventually he settled on Cyprus and now indulges his passion for writing and photography. His previous works include collections of poetry in French and, in English, a children’s story and a pantomime.