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Haven to Nazis, smugglers paradise, home to some of the earths oddest wildlife and most baroquely awful dictatorships, Paraguay is a nation waiting for the right chronicler. In John Gimlette, at last it has one. With an adventurers sang-froid, a historians erudition, and a sense of irony so keen you could cut a finger on it, Gimlette celebrates the beauty, horror and-yes-charm of South Americas obscure and remote “island surrounded by land.”

He takes readers from genteel drawing rooms in Asuncion-where ladies still gossip about the nineteenth-century Irish adventuress who became Paraguays Empress to the “Green Hell” of the Chaco, a vast, inhospitable tract populated by aging Mennonites and discouraged Indians. Replete with eccentrics and scoundrels, ecologically minded cannibals and utopians from every corner of the earth, At the Tomb of the Inflatable Pig is a madly entertaining book.

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A vivid journey into Paraguay — hellish jungles, dictators, flamboyant mistresses — yet one of the most beautiful and

captivating countries in the world.

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John Gimlette is a regular contributor of travel articles and photographs to Condé Nast Traveller, as well as numerous journals and newspapers in England. He is a practicing attorney in London, where he lives with his family. This is his first book.

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Paul Harker, September 6, 2006 (view all comments by Paul Harker)
Gimlette is a great writer and this book is a wonderful example. He weaves history and travel in a very entertaining read that provided me my first real look at Paraguay's history. He moves back and forth between history lessons and his own experiences in a smooth and rather fascinating way. If you are at all interested in South America and Paraguay specifically, this is a must-read.
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Product Details

ISBN:
9781400078523
Author:
Gimlette, John
Publisher:
Vintage Books
Subject:
Description and travel
Subject:
History
Subject:
South America
Subject:
South America - General
Subject:
Paraguay Description and travel.
Subject:
Gimlette, John - Travel - Paraguay
Subject:
TRAVEL / South America
Copyright:
Edition Description:
Trade paper
Series:
Vintage Departures
Publication Date:
20050131
Binding:
TRADE PAPER
Grade Level:
General/trade
Language:
English
Illustrations:
16 PP. BandW/1 MAP
Pages:
400
Dimensions:
7.48x5.40x.81 in. .80 lbs.

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History and Social Science » Latin America » Paraguay and Uruguay
Travel » South America » General
Travel » Travel Writing » General
Travel » Travel Writing » Latin America

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