Synopses & Reviews
Award-winning travel writer and illustrator, David Yeadon embarks with his wife, Anne on an exploration of the "lost word" of Basilicata, in the arch of Italy's boot. What is intended as a brief sojourn turns into an intriguing residency in the ancient hill village of Aliano, where Carlo Levi, author of the world-renowned memoir Christ Stopped at Eboli, was imprisoned by Mussolini for anti-Fascist activities. As the Yeadons become immersed in Aliano's rich tapestry of people, traditions, and festivals, reveling in the rituals and rhythms of the grape and olive harvests, the culinary delights, and other peculiarities of place, they discover that much of the pagan strangeness that Carlo Levi and other notable authors revealed still lurks beneath the beguiling surface of Basilicata.
About the Author
David Yeadon was born in Yorkshire, England, and has lived in the United States for twenty-five years, writing and illustrating more than twenty travel books, including National Geographic's The World's Secret Places. Yeadon is also a regular contributor to many major travel magazines. He and his wife, Anne, live in upstate New York, Italy, and Japan.