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White Sands

(2016)
A non fiction book by

 
From "one of our most original writers" (Kathryn Schulz, New York magazine) comes an expansive and exacting book - firmly grounded but elegant, often hilarious, and always inquisitive - about travel, unexpected awareness, and the questions we ask when we step outside ourselves.

Geoff Dyer's restless search - for what? is unclear, even to him - continues in this series of fascinating adventures and pilgrimages: with a tour guide who may not be a tour guide in the Forbidden City in Beijing; with friends in New Mexico, where D. H. Lawrence famously claimed to have had his "greatest experience from the outside world"; with a hitchhiker picked up on the way from White Sands; with Don Cherry (or a photo of him, at any rate) at the Watts Towers in Los Angeles.

Weaving stories about places to which he has recently traveled with images and memories that have persisted since childhood, Dyer tries "to work out what a certain place - a certain way of marking the landscape - means; what it's trying to tell us; what we go to it for."

With 4 pages of full-color illustrations.

From the Hardcover edition.

 
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Used availability for Geoff Dyer's White Sands


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Hardback Editions

June 2016 : UK Hardback
thumbTitle: White Sands: Experiences from the Outside World
Author(s): Geoff Dyer
ISBN: 1-78211-740-7 / 978-1-78211-740-7 (UK edition)
Publisher: Canongate Books
Availability: Amazon UK   Amazon CA   

1885 : USA Hardback
thumbTitle: White Sands: Experiences from the Outside World
Author(s): Geoff Dyer
ISBN: 1-101-87085-0 / 978-1-101-87085-3 (USA edition)
Publisher: Pantheon
Availability: Amazon   Amazon UK   Amazon CA   

Paperback Editions

April 2017 : UK Paperback
thumbTitle: White Sands: Experiences from the Outside World
Author(s): Geoff Dyer
ISBN: 1-78211-742-3 / 978-1-78211-742-1 (UK edition)
Publisher: Canongate Books
Availability: Amazon   Amazon UK   Amazon CA   

May 2017 : USA Paperback
thumbTitle: White Sands: Experiences from the Outside World
Author(s): Geoff Dyer
ISBN: 1-101-97012-X / 978-1-101-97012-6 (USA edition)
Publisher: Vintage
Availability: Amazon   Amazon UK   Amazon CA   

Kindle Editions

June 2016 : Canada, UK Kindle edition
thumbTitle: White Sands: Experiences from the Outside World
Author(s): Geoff Dyer
Publisher: Canongate Books
Availability: Amazon UK   Amazon CA   

May 2016 : USA Kindle edition
thumbTitle: White Sands: Experiences from the Outside World
Author(s): Geoff Dyer
Publisher: Vintage
Availability: Amazon   


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