224 pages (May 2002) Seal Pr Feminist Pub
ISBN: 1580050646 Dimensions (in inches):
0.76 x 7.56 x 5.60 Buy from
On the eve of her 60th birthday, Nan
Watkins decided to embark on the around-the-globe trip she had always
dreamed ofa trip she would take alone. Having endured both the death
of her twenty-two-year-old son and the dissolution of a thirty-year
marriage, the author resolved to follow a solo path east across Europe
and Asia to renew connections with old friends and explore foreign lands
and cultures. As her adventure-filled weeks and months unfolded, what
began as a trip of discovery transformed itself into a powerful journey
of the spirit.
With elegant style and thoughtful insight, Watkins considers the issues
particular to a woman living and traveling alone and examines the
complexities of global development and the changing role of women in
non-Western cultures. This rich and beautifully rendered chronicle,
which takes the author from the lonesome, rugged coast of Ireland to the
bustling streets of Kathmandu to the majestic Rajasthan desert of
western India, is a spirited testament to a woman's determination to
overcome loss with joy and passion.
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