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On the run in Siberia

Author: Rane Willerslev
Publisher: Minneapolis : University of Minnesota Press, ©2012.
Edition/Format:   Print book : Biography : State or province government publication : EnglishView all editions and formats
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Recounts the Danish anthropologist's year living in exile in Siberia among Yukaghir hunters after fleeing from the police, who were set to arrest him because of his efforts to organize a fair-trade fur cooperative with the hunters.
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Genre/Form: Autobiography
Autobiographies
Biography
Named Person: Rane Willerslev
Material Type: Biography, Government publication, State or province government publication
Document Type: Book
All Authors / Contributors: Rane Willerslev
ISBN: 9780816676262 0816676267 9780816676279 0816676275
OCLC Number: 759910067
Notes: "Originally published in Danish as På flugt i Sibirien : Zobeljagt, russisk mafia og 65 minusgrader (Copenhagen : Gyldendal, 2009)"--Title page verso.
Description: xix, 207 pages : illustrations, map ; 22 cm
Contents: One last, feeble attempt --
The fur project --
Shalugin, leader of the Yukaghirs --
A post-Soviet nightmare --
Sable furs for sale --
On the run in the wilderness --
Out of range --
Soft gold --
Starvation and desperation --
In the Yukaghirs' camp --
A long-awaited friend --
Back to the village --
The curse --
Land of shadows --
Screwed --
The way back --
A leap in time.
Other Titles: På flugt i Sibirien.
Responsibility: Rane Willerslev ; translated by Coilín ÓhAiseadha.

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"Originally published in Danish as Pea flugt i Sibirien: Zobeljagt, russisk mafia og 65 minusgrader (Copenhagen: Gyldendal, 2009)"--T.p. verso.  Read more...

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"[Willerslev's] account is a fascinating study of this remote pocket of ethnic Yakuts, who adhere tenaciously to an ancient language and livelihood despite the existential challenges." --Kirkus Read more...

 
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