Richard Dooling is a novelist and screenwriter, author of five novels and two nonfiction books. He was nominated for the National Book Award in 1994 and the National Magazine Award in 1999. He also contributes to the New York Times Op-Ed page.
Bush Pigsby Richard Dooling
After three years in the bush, a Peace Corps Volunteer is evacuated from war-torn Sierra Leone and sent home to Omaha, Nebraska, where he
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Originally published in the New Yorker, this harrowing tale of reverse culture shock is a cult favorite among expats who wander abroad and are unprepared for the shock that awaits them upon return to the first world.
After three years in the bush, a Peace Corps Volunteer is evacuated from war-torn Sierra Leone and sent home to Omaha, Nebraska, where he attempts to celebrate his return in a steak house. What happens next is called reverse culture shock. G.K. Chesterton put it this way: "The whole object of traveling abroad is not to set foot on foreign land; it is to set foot on one's own country as a foreign land when one returns."
By Richard Dooling, author of White Man's Grave, a novel, a finalist for the National Book Award.
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