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Interweaving themes from The Tibetan Book of the Dead, This Flawless Place Between is a spellbinding reimagining of one of the world’s most influential and treasured spiritual texts

A spell-binding reimagining of The Tibetan Book of the Dead, one of the world’s most influential and treasured spiritual texts, Portier’s novel explores our deepest questions about life, love, and death.


Anne and Evan are on the vacation they’ve always dreamed of, travelling deep into Tibet, when a dreadful accident sends them down a wholly different path. What happens next is a story of acceptance, a cathartic journey where minds are opened to the possibility that this life we know is not the only one and death is not the only end.


Evoking inspirational classics such as The Alchemist and Jonathan Livingston Seagull, THIS FLAWLESS PLACE BETWEEN is storytelling at its most uplifting and enriching, weaving a tale that will transform the way we see this world and our place in it.

Bruno Portier is a writer, photographer, and documentary maker. He travelled around Asia for 12 years before undertaking a PhD in social anthropology and writing this, his first novel.

“This inspiring novel will quench anyone’s thirst for knowledge and spirituality."

– Psychologies Magazine

"The novel is fast-paced, highly descriptive and, at times, almost poetic in vivid elaboration… we can all benefit from the message."

– Kindred Spirit

"Provocative, emotional, and strangely comforting. Highly recommended."

– Publishers Weekly


– Shambhala Sun Magazine

‘Portier reveals himself to be a very good writer ... engagingly beautiful.’

– Bookbag -

‘Brave mesmerising and strangely beautiful’

– New Internationalist