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Blind Masseuse: A Traveler's Memoir from Costa Rica to Cambodia (Hardback)
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Blind Masseuse: A Traveler's Memoir from Costa Rica to Cambodia (Hardback)

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Hardback 160 Pages / Published: 30/11/2013
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Through personal journeys both interior and across the globe, Alden Jones investigates what motivates us to travel abroad in search of the unfamiliar. By way of explorations to Costa Rica, Bolivia, Nicaragua, Cuba, Burma, Cambodia, Egypt, and around the world on a ship, Jones chronicles her experience as a young American traveller while pondering her role as an outsider in the cultures she temporarily inhabits.

Her wanderlust fuels a strong, high-adventure story and, much in the vein of classic travel literature, Jones's picaresque tale of personal evolution informs her own transitions, rites of passage, and understandings of her place as a citizen of the world. With sharp insight and stylish prose, Jones asks: Is there a right or wrong way to travel? The Blind Masseuse concludes that there is, but that it's not always black and white.

Publisher: University of Wisconsin Press
ISBN: 9780299295707
Number of pages: 160
Weight: 340 g
Dimensions: 216 x 140 x 18 mm


MEDIA REVIEWS
"More than a simple travelogue, Jones chronicles her experiences in each culture while pondering her place as a citizen of the world."--"Boston Globe"

"Unlike most travel memoirs, "The Blind Masseuse" is thoughtful and literate, leaving you with much to think about."--"A Traveler's Library"

"Readers arrive at a new place in each chapter and see it through Jones's eyes, allowing for insightful views of several places."--"Publishers Weekly"

Unlike most travel memoirs, "The Blind Masseuse" is thoughtful and literate, leaving you with much to think about. "A Traveler s Library"
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"Wise, witty, and well traveled, Alden Jones has given us a beautifully written book that honors the wandering spirit in all of us. Take this journey with her and return newly alive to the pleasure of moving through the world." Ana Menendez, author of Adios, Happy Homeland!"
Jones celebrates the impulse to wander and recognizes the value in savoring vagabondage for the gift it ultimately is. An engaging travel memoir. Kirkus Reviews
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A thoughtful meditation on the conflicting roles of a traveler. Shelf Awareness
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More than a simple travelogue, Jones chronicles her experiences in each culture while pondering her place as a citizen of the world. Boston Globe
"
Readers arrive at a new place in each chapter and see it through Jones s eyes, allowing for insightful views of several places. Publishers Weekly
"
Unlike most travel memoirs, The Blind Masseuse is thoughtful and literate, leaving you with much to think about. A Traveler s Library
"
It s smart and thoughtful, but also Jones is cackle-for-days hilarious and the book is a page-turner from second one, when she s out walking in the dark in her village and bumps into a cow. Please, everyone, read this book! Huffington Post
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"Unlike most travel memoirs, The Blind Masseuse is thoughtful and literate, leaving you with much to think about."--A Traveler's Library

"It's smart and thoughtful, but also Jones is cackle-for-days hilarious and the book is a page-turner from second one, when she's out walking in the dark in her village and bumps into a cow. Please, everyone, read this book!"--Huffington Post

"A thoughtful meditation on the conflicting roles of a traveler."--Shelf Awareness

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