Udo Robin Gardner is the pen name of a Berlin actor and director. This is his first novel, apart from an early attempt at the age of fifteen. Before writing Paradise To Go, he worked extensively in the German-speaking theatre in Berlin, Bonn, Frankfurt, Vienna and on television and radio, as well as mounting productions as far afield as Beirut, Bahrain, and Washington DC. In addition to holding degrees in Law and Theatre, he travels a great deal and frequently finds himself in New York.
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After a less than stellar career as an actor, and a brief interlude in Danish porn, Rante's zigzag path lands him a successful gig in real estate. The young, good looking guy has finally taken the elevator straight to the top. But there is a price for his new-found success: an empty marriage, an empty life. Until his former love, Amina, reappears and their undying passion once again takes over… The journey of a charismatic social climber, a charming lady-killer; a story fraught with power, corruption, sex—in the ever fascinating game of love and chance.