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The Global Soul: Jet Lag, Shopping Malls, and the Search for Home

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"Suddenly, the flames were curling seventy feet above my living room," The Global Soul begins. The author's house burns down, and next thing we know we're caroming from island to city to jungle, culture-hopping the globe, dizzy in the blur of it all.

Born to Indian parents, raised back and forth between England and the United States, and living now in Japan when he's not visiting some far-flung corner of the earth, Pico Iyer calls himself "a mongrel," part of a fast-growing population of global souls who exist in many cultures all at once "and so fall in the cracks between them."

A worldwide television network forbids the use of the word "foreign" on its broadcasts; Olympic athletes offer their bodies to distant nations in order to improve their medal hopes; various Bestselling authors sell most of their books in translation; an international burger chain gains a foothold in Asia while, suddenly, a half dozen Thai restaurants appear in your city; and meanwhile, here you are, surfing the Net . . .

For more and more people, the notion of home has little to do with any particular part of the planet. If this isn't quite what we'd imagine home to be, maybe it's because home has never been quite like this before. Dave Weich, Powells.com

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"A delectable smorgasbord of bite-size travel details and large truths that offer a taste of the global world to come. His descriptions of the bounty and paranoia of airports alone make his musings an ideal carry-on. . . . An eloquent eulogy for our late millennium's old-world order of provincialism, and a passport to our borderless future." Kirkus Reviews

About the Author

Pico Iyer is the author of five previous books, including Video Night in Kathmandu and The Lady and the Monk. He lives in suburban Japan.

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Product Details

ISBN:
9780679776116
Author:
Iyer, Pico
Publisher:
Vintage Books USA
Location:
New York
Subject:
Social aspects
Subject:
Technological innovations
Subject:
Popular Culture
Subject:
Essays & Travelogues
Subject:
Voyages and travels
Subject:
Internationalism
Subject:
Globalization
Subject:
Popular Culture - General
Subject:
General Travel
Subject:
Travel Writing-General
Copyright:
Edition Description:
Trade paper
Series:
Vintage Departures
Series Volume:
106-378.
Publication Date:
20010331
Binding:
TRADE PAPER
Grade Level:
General/trade
Language:
English
Pages:
320
Dimensions:
7.94x5.68x.68 in. .53 lbs.

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