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Far Afield (Vintage Contemporaries Original)

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Jonathan Brand, a graduate student in anthropology, has decided to do his fieldwork in the remote Faroe Islands in the North Atlantic.  But, despite his Harvard training, he can barely understand, let alone "study," the culture he encounters.  From his struggles with the local cuisine to his affair with the Danish woman the locals want him to marry, Jonathan is both repelled by and drawn into the Faroese way of life. Wry and insightful, Far Afield reveals reveals Susanna Kaysen's gifts of imagination, satire, and compassion.

About the Author

Susanna Kaysen is also the author of Girl, Interrupted and Asa, As I Knew Him. She lives in Cambridge, Massachusetts.

Product Details

ISBN:
9780679753766
Author:
Kaysen, Susanna
Publisher:
Vintage
Location:
New York :
Subject:
General
Subject:
Literary
Subject:
Literature-A to Z
Subject:
fiction;anthropology;novel
Copyright:
Edition Description:
Trade paper
Series:
Vintage Contemporaries Original
Series Volume:
no. 99-5
Publication Date:
19940419
Binding:
Paperback
Grade Level:
General/trade
Language:
English
Pages:
352
Dimensions:
8.01x5.18x.75 in. .69 lbs.

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