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Released: 2012-09-25

Between Heaven and Hell: Trouble and Joy in a Lost Himalayan Paradise (Kindle Single) by Bob Shacochis


In a global that turns out attached by way of the mere touch of a pc key, is there any place left where life goes on because it didentification right through earlier period, separate and identificationyllic, uncontaminated by way of modernity? The vaunted novelist, triper, and national guide Award winner Bob Shacochis decides to determine. “There’s so little left of the sector,” he writes in "between Heaven and Hell"—a new Byliner original within the custom of trip narratives by way of Peter Matthiessen and Colin Thubron—“where women and men live their lives within the luminous presence—and ominous throb—of its physical sacredness.”

toward this end, he enlists his intrepidentification wife, Cat, and flies to Nepal, where they join up with a mismatched band of tripers, together with the so-referred to as Bangkok Bachelors, two adventurers who arrive “stewed in whiskey and well-ingested recreationals.” They mount horses and result in closer to the traditional kingdom of Mustang, a land before forbidentificationden to outsidentificationers, where they traverse rocky, windswept deserts, climb vertiginous slopes, and creep alongside terrifying cliffsidentificatione paths that to find Cat, with her concern of heights, frozen in position, unable to move a single step further. Thank goodness for the nightly cocktails within the tents!

in the course of their trips, they discover an imperfect paradise, an vintage global wherein the voters of Mustang are trying to acquire entrance into a new order of monetary probability and political freedom. "between Heaven and Hell" is each an eloquent tribute to the trekker’s ideal of an unspoiled realm and a poignant testomony to the inevitability of amendment even amidentification the icy, enright through altitudes of the Himalayas.

concerning the writer

national guide Award winner Bob Shacochis is the writer of six books, together with “easy within the Islands,” “Swimming within the Volcano,” and “the stainless Invasion.” His lengthy-awaited second novel, “the lady Who misplaced Her Soul,” which he describes as a prologue to 9/11 and the centuries-vintage struggle between West and East, shall be published within the fall of 2013. Shacochis lives in northern New Mexico and Tallahassee, Floridentificationa, where he teaches at Floridentificationa State school.
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author: Bob Shacochiswriter: Byliner Inc.Binding: Kindle adaptationLanguage: EnglishPages: seventy seven

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