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You Can\'t Get There from Here

You Can't Get There from Here

(2005)
A Year On the Fringes of a Shrinking World
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In these eight interconnected travel stories, journalist Gayle Forman traces the trajectory from her relatively comfortable life in New York's Hell's Kitchen to her sometimes extreme - and extremely personal - experiences in some of the most exotic spots on earth

In this extraordinary memoir - now issued in paperback - Gayle Forman takes us with her to the mountain hideaways of Kazakhstan's Tolkien fanatics and inside the townships of South Africa's lost tribe of Israel. She introduces us to a wild assortment of characters: lovelorn Tongan transvestites, charismatic Tanzanian rap stars, precocious Cambodian street kids, out-of-work Dutch prostitutes. In the artful interplay of these eight lively, thoughtful stories, she reveals how all of these diverse lives - as well as our own - are being inextricably altered by the ever-shrinking world that we share. Because, she writes, "To forget the humanity in others is to risk forgetting one's own."

 
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Hardback Editions

April 2005 : USA Hardback
Title: You Can't Get There from Here: A Year on the Fringes of a Shrinking World
Author(s): Gayle Forman
ISBN: 1-59486-037-8 / 978-1-59486-037-9 (USA edition)
Publisher: Rodale Books
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Paperback Editions

November 2006 : USA Paperback
Title: You Can't Get There from Here: A Year on the Fringes of a Shrinking World
Author(s): Gayle Forman
ISBN: 1-59486-551-5 / 978-1-59486-551-0 (USA edition)
Publisher: Rodale Books
Availability: Amazon   Amazon UK   Amazon CA   



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