From the Author
Salavandra is the product of both professional and personal interests. The novel ostensibly examines a revolution on a coffee-producing island in the Caribbean. More significantly, however, Salavandra offers readers a critique of US trade policy, globalization and international labor conditions.
Theodore's professional brainchild is a course called The Geography of Coffee, a two-credit course created in 2001 and regularly taught at McHenry County College.
"I hope Salavandra helps people consider the profound economic, political and human impact of the seemingly humble coffee bean. This commodity, which consumers typically notice only when it's absent, is desperately important to millions of producers."
About the Author
Theodore Erski teaches geography and earth science at McHenry County College in Crystal Lake, Illinois. His broad professional interests lie in globalization, human development and the interplay amongst economics, politics and the environment.