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My Long Journey by Bus, Boat and Train. A Backp...
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In January 1980 I decided to spend the rest of the winter somewhere warm. Choosing India I left the cold and wet British winter behind. My rucksack packed with everything I needed for the next few months, included my tent. I had no planned itinerary, just advice from some Australians I worked with who had travelled around India and briefly loaned me their well-thumbed Lonely Planet guide. In India and Sri Lanka I met many people who through their stories, experiences and advice helped me along my journey. Occasionally choosing somewhere from my map of India or Indian tourist guide maps made the trip that much more interesting, visiting places that were definitely off the beaten tourist trail. This was a time when there was no internet, let alone Google or blogs to read about a town or city to find the best place to visit or stay; I went on the advice from backpackers, Indians and Sinhalese; then took my chance. This book is about my own personal adventures and experiences as I travelled to the far south of India, across to Sri Lanka via the ferry. Catching the ferry back to India travelled north visiting many fantastic and exciting cities, towns and villages on my shoe string budget. I experienced the different cultures dating back thousands of years, and met many interesting people along the way.  

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Stand: 28.05.2020
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High as the Horses' Bridles
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A Washington Post Top 50 of 2014 Fiction pick A Wall Street Journal Book of the Year, selected by Phil Klay Electric Literature 2014: Year of the Debut A Largehearted Boy Favorite Novel of 2014 Slaughterhouse 90210's Most Rapturous Book of 2014 Vol. 1 Brooklyn A Year of Favorites: Jason Diamond picks Called 'powerful and unflinching' by Column McCann in The New York Times Book Review, 'something of a miracle' by Ron Charles in the Washington Post, and named a must read by The Millions, Time Out, New York Magazine, and Grantland; Scott Cheshire's debut is a 'great new American epic' (Philipp Meyer) about a father and son finding their way back to each other. 'Deeply Imagined'-The New York Times / 'Daring and Brilliant'-Ron Charles, Washington Post / 'Vivid'-Elle / 'One of the finest novels you will read this year.'-Flavorwire It's 1980 at a crowded amphitheater in Queens, New York and a nervous Josiah Laudermilk, age 12, is about to step to the stage while thousands of believers wait to hear him, the boy preaching prodigy, pour forth. Suddenly, as if a switch had been flipped, Josiah's nerves shake away and his words come rushing out, his whole body fills to the brim with the certainty of a strange apocalyptic vision. But is it true prophecy or just a young believer's imagination running wild? Decades later when Josiah (now Josie) is grown and has long since left the church, he returns to Queens to care for his father who, day by day, is losing his grip on reality. Barreling through the old neighborhood, memories of the past--of his childhood friend Issy, of his first love, of the mother he has yet to properly mourn--overwhelm him at every turn. When he arrives at his family's old house, he's completely unprepared for what he finds. How far back must one man journey to heal a broken bond between father and son? In rhapsodic language steeped in the oral tradition of American evangelism, Scott Cheshire brings us under his spell. Remarkable in scale--moving from 1980 Queens, to sunny present-day California, to a tent revival in nineteenth century rural Kentucky--and shot-through with the power and danger of belief and the love that binds generations, High as the Horses' Bridles is a bold, heartbreaking debut from a big new American voice.

Anbieter: Thalia AT
Stand: 28.05.2020
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My Long Journey by Bus, Boat and Train. A Backp...
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In January 1980 I decided to spend the rest of the winter somewhere warm. Choosing India I left the cold and wet British winter behind. My rucksack packed with everything I needed for the next few months, included my tent. I had no planned itinerary, just advice from some Australians I worked with who had travelled around India and briefly loaned me their well-thumbed Lonely Planet guide. In India and Sri Lanka I met many people who through their stories, experiences and advice helped me along my journey. Occasionally choosing somewhere from my map of India or Indian tourist guide maps made the trip that much more interesting, visiting places that were definitely off the beaten tourist trail. This was a time when there was no internet, let alone Google or blogs to read about a town or city to find the best place to visit or stay; I went on the advice from backpackers, Indians and Sinhalese; then took my chance. This book is about my own personal adventures and experiences as I travelled to the far south of India, across to Sri Lanka via the ferry. Catching the ferry back to India travelled north visiting many fantastic and exciting cities, towns and villages on my shoe string budget. I experienced the different cultures dating back thousands of years, and met many interesting people along the way.  

Anbieter: Thalia AT
Stand: 28.05.2020
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