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Kingdoms in the air : dispatches from the far away

Author: Bob Shacochis
Publisher: New York : Grove Press, 2016.
Edition/Format:   Print book : Essay : Biography : English : First editionView all editions and formats
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Bob Shacochis brings together the very best of his culture and travel essays in one livewire collection that spans his global adventures and his life passions - from surfing, to his obsession with the South American Dorado, to the time he went bushwhacking in Mozambique. Replete with Shacochis's signature swagger, humour, and crystalline wisdom, this is a majestic and essential collection from one of our most
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Genre/Form: Essays
Travel writing
Named Person: Bob Shacochis; Bob Shacochis
Material Type: Biography
Document Type: Book
All Authors / Contributors: Bob Shacochis
ISBN: 9780802124760 0802124763
OCLC Number: 949904925
Description: 383 pages ; 24 cm
Contents: Kingdoms in the air --
Something wild in the blood --
Here the bear and the Mafia roam --
Huevos fritos --
Greetings from the big pineapple --
In deepest Gringolandia --
The life I didn't get --
Mount Ararat --
Dorado --
Gorongosa --
What I did with the gold --
Wartime interlude --
Leave.
Other Titles: Essays.
Responsibility: Bob Shacochis.

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Bob Shacochis brings together the very best of his culture and travel essays in one livewire collection that spans his global adventures and his life passions - from surfing, to his obsession with the South American Dorado, to the time he went bushwhacking in Mozambique. Replete with Shacochis's signature swagger, humour, and crystalline wisdom, this is a majestic and essential collection from one of our most important writers.

"Best known for his sweeping international and political fiction narratives, including The Woman Who Lost Her Soul, which won the Dayton Peace Prize and was a finalist for the Pulitzer Prize, Bob Shacochis began his writing career as a pioneering journalist and contributing editor for Outside magazine and Harper’s. Kingdoms in the Air brings together the very best of Shacochis’s culture and travel essays in one live-wire collection that spans his global adventures and his life passions; from surfing, to his obsession with the South American dorado, to the time he went bushwhacking in Mozambique. In the titular essay “Kingdoms,” the longest work in the collection, Shacochis ventures to Nepal with his friend, the photographer Thomas Laird, who was the first foreigner to live in Nepal’s kingdom of Mustang as the forbidden Shangri-la prepared to open its borders to trekkers and trade. When the two men return a decade after Laird first lived there, Shacochis observes in brilliantly evocative prose both the current cultural and political landscape of the country and the changes with which his friend has to reconcile. Replete with Shacochis’s signature swagger, humor, and crystalline wisdom, Kingdoms in the Air is a majestic and essential collection from one of our most important writers." -- Provided by publisher.

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