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Motoring With Mohammed

Hansen, Eric

Edité par Houghton Mifflin Co.: Boston, 1991
ISBN 10: 0395483476 / ISBN 13: 9780395483473
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Titre : Motoring With Mohammed

Éditeur : Houghton Mifflin Co.: Boston

Date d'édition : 1991

Reliure : Hardcover

Etat du livre : Fine

Etat de la jaquette : Fine

Edition : 1st US

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Fine in jacket. First US edition, first printing. A phenomenally entertaining travel book. Signed by Eric Hansen and dated 3/2000. N° de réf. du libraire 001710

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Synopsis : In 1978 Eric Hansen found himself shipwrecked on a desert island in the Red Sea. When goat smugglers offered him safe passage to Yemen, he buried seven years' worth of travel journals deep in the sand and took his place alongside the animals on a leaky boat bound for a country that he'd never planned to visit.

As he tells of the turbulent seas that stranded him on the island and of his efforts to retrieve his buried journals when he returned to Yemen ten years later, Hansen enthralls us with a portrait -- uncannily sympathetic and wildly offbeat -- of this forgotten corner of the Middle East. With a host of extraordinary characters from his guide, Mohammed, ever on the lookout for one more sheep to squeeze into the back seat of his car, to madcap expatriates and Eritrean gun runners- and with landscapes that include cities of dreamlike architectural splendor, endless sand dunes, and terrifying mountain passes, Hansen reveals the indelible allure of a land steeped in custom, conflicts old and new, and uncommon beauty.

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