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Motoring with Mohammed: Journeys to Yemen and the Red Sea (Vintage Departures)

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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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Includes bibliographical references (p. [239]-240).

Product Details

ISBN:
9780679738558
Author:
Hansen, Eric
Publisher:
Vintage Books
Location:
New York :
Subject:
Description and travel
Subject:
Geography
Subject:
Middle East
Subject:
Adventure
Subject:
Asia - Far East
Subject:
Asia - General
Subject:
Essays & Travelogues
Subject:
Voyages and travels
Subject:
Yemen
Subject:
Yemen Description and travel.
Subject:
Special Interest - Adventure
Subject:
Hansen, Eric
Subject:
Travel
Subject:
Yemen (Republic) - Description and travel
Subject:
Hansen, Eric - Travel - Yemen
Subject:
Outdoors-Lore and Survival
Copyright:
Edition Description:
Trade paper
Series:
Vintage Departures
Series Volume:
143
Publication Date:
19920231
Binding:
TRADE PAPER
Grade Level:
General/trade
Language:
English
Illustrations:
Y
Pages:
276
Dimensions:
8.03x5.17x.60 in. .44 lbs.

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