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A Fortune-Teller Told Me: Earthbound Travels in the Far East

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Warned by a Hong Kong fortune-teller not to risk flying for a whole year, Tiziano Terzani — a vastly experienced Asia correspondent — took what he called “the first step into an unknown world. . . . It turned out to be one of the most extraordinary years I have ever spent: I was marked for death, and instead I was reborn.”

Traveling by foot, boat, bus, car, and train, he visited Burma, Thailand, Laos, Cambodia, Vietnam, China, Mongolia, Japan, Indonesia, Singapore, and Malaysia. Geography expanded under his feet. He consulted soothsayers, sorcerers, and shamans and received much advice — some wise, some otherwise — about his future. With time to think, he learned to understand, respect, and fear for older ways of life and beliefs now threatened by the crasser forms of Western modernity. He rediscovered a place he had been reporting on for decades. And it reinvigorated him.

The result is an immensely engaging, insightful, and idiosyncratic journey, filled with unexpected delights and strange encounters. A bestseller and major prizewinner in Italy, A Fortune-Teller Told Me is a powerful warning against the new missionaries of materialism.

Synopsis:

Terzani, a jet-age Asia correspondent, recounts his year of traveling the Far East by foot, boat, bus, car, and train--but never by airplane--while rediscovering the land, the people, and himself.

Product Details

ISBN:
9780609608418
Subtitle:
(earthbound travels in the Far East )
Author:
Terzani, Tiziano
Publisher:
Harmony Books
Location:
New York
Subject:
Literary
Subject:
Description and travel
Subject:
Asia - General
Subject:
Essays & Travelogues
Subject:
East asia
Subject:
Asia, southeastern
Edition Number:
1st American ed.
Edition Description:
American
Series Volume:
no. 24
Publication Date:
2001
Binding:
Trade Cloth
Language:
English
Pages:
371 p.
Dimensions:
9.40x5.92x1.25 in. 1.33 lbs.

Related Subjects

Travel » Asia » General
Travel » Travel Writing » Asia
Travel » Travel Writing » General

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