NEW YORK, NY.-
Life, its been said, is somewhat like a blank canvas waiting to be painted with the brushstrokes ofexperience, emotion, heartbreak, and love. In the end, each life is a piece of art that tells a unique story, and each has the potential to be a masterpiece. How we fill our blank canvas is entirely up to us and the choices we make.
Sometimes it takes something extraordinary to get us painting.
Such was the case with stockbroker turned international art dealer and gallery owner, Dominique Perregaux. After years of international study and travel, as well as a life-changing career switch, it took looking extreme adversity straight in the eye for Perregaux to discover one of the keys to life: resilience. In his captivating new novel based on real-life events, A Taste for Intensity, he explores this theme as he pulls us into onemans transformational journey.
When Swiss art dealer, Hector, meets American Midwestern Elizabeth Bennett in Hong Kong, he senses there is a unique emotional bond between them. The beginning of their relationship is intense and Romanesque. Yet, unbeknown to each other, behind the infatuation and anticipations, they are both holding secrets. The weight of these secrets and their high expectations are the grounds for a formidable adventure to the depth of the human soul.
Readers follow Hector on a reminiscent and nostalgic trip through Europe. During this journey he opens up about his adolescence, about his passion for art, about his early professional achievements as a successful stockbroker and about opening the first international contemporary art gallery in Hong Kong. We then glimpse at Hector back in Hong Kong, three years after settling down in the city, as he shares the excitement and doubts he feels about building a relationship with Elizabeth while, at the same time, fighting the battle of his life. When havoc eventually strikes, Hector uncompromisingly immerses us into his inner-self and shares his battle for life and love.
Telling this story, says Perregaux, was my real life solution for resilience and the best way to overcome an incredibly difficult and transformational time in my life. It is brutally honest and beautifully emotional, but at its core, its a story of optimism.
In his riveting work of autobiographical fiction, Perregaux explores such themes as:
· Resilience: when, why, and how it is discovered and its life-altering power
· How optimism can help us through lifes toughest challenges
· The difficulty and beauty of building a genuine and lasting relationship (and exploring the emotional differences between men and women)
· What it means to be Romanesque and how one can provoke exciting experiences in their life
· The insights and revelations that surviving near-death situations can bring
In a universal story of loss, love, and life, Perregaux takes us on a global adventure, uncovering deep secrets and exploring the intricacies of the human soul.
Dominique Perregaux began his career as a stockbroker and was consistently ranked best stockbroker in the Asian Markets in Switzerland. After leaving finance, Perregaux relocated to Hong Kong and opened the first contemporary art gallery there, representing well-known international artists. Six years later, he opened another gallery branch in Tokyo.
Perregaux was inspired to write his first novel (which is largely based on events from his own life), A Taste for Intensity
, after overcoming a difficult situation and having his eyes opened to some of the most important aspects of life. studied and lived abroad for over ten years, Perregaux is currently based in Hong Kong.