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Escape From Kathmandu [NOOK Book]

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Living in the city of Kathmandu in the Kingdom of Nepal are dozens of American and British expatriates who are in love with the Himalayas. George Fergusson is one of them--he works as a trek guide for "Take You Higher, Ltd.", leading groups of tourists into the back country and occasionally assisting on serious climbs. George "Freds" Fredericks is another--a tall, easy-going American who converted to Buddhism while in college. He visited Nepal...
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Escape From Kathmandu

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Living in the city of Kathmandu in the Kingdom of Nepal are dozens of American and British expatriates who are in love with the Himalayas. George Fergusson is one of them--he works as a trek guide for "Take You Higher, Ltd.", leading groups of tourists into the back country and occasionally assisting on serious climbs. George "Freds" Fredericks is another--a tall, easy-going American who converted to Buddhism while in college. He visited Nepal one year and never went home.

The adventures started when George and Freds got together over the capture of a Yeti--an abominable snowman--by a scientific expedition. The thought of such a wild and mysterious creature in captivity--in prison--was too much for them to bear. And in freeing the Yeti, a great partnership was born. George and Freds will go on to greater heights as they explore the mysteries of Nepal, from Shangri-La to Kathmandu's governmental bureaucracy, in Escape from Kathmandu by Kim Stanley Robinson.

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Product Details

  • ISBN-13: 9781466862210
  • Publisher: Tom Doherty Associates
  • Publication date: 1/7/2014
  • Sold by: Macmillan
  • Format: eBook
  • Pages: 320
  • Sales rank: 369,753
  • File size: 383 KB

Meet the Author


Kim Stanley Robinson was born in 1952. A native Californian, he is the author of the Nebula Award-winning Red Mars and several other highly regarded SF novels, including his acclaimed Three Californias trilogy.

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  • Anonymous

    Posted May 12, 2005

    I love this book

    Perhaps one of the most beautifully written books I own. I've read it a thousand times, and will read it a thousand times more. Witty, smart, beautiful. If I could take only one book, this would be it.

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  • Posted December 9, 2008

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    Four excellent novellas

    There are many westerners living in Kathmandu, Nepal. One of the expatriates George Fergusson works as a guide. He receives a letter addressed to George F. After opening his mail, he realizes that the content is intended for the American George ¿Freds¿ Fredericks. Soon the two Georges team up to rescue a captured Yeti, sneak into Tibet to aid a llama, and find time to get into other adventures that highlight the stark, beautiful geography of Nepal and Tibet, and the people who reside in the Himalayas. <P>This book is actually four related novellas that highlight the adventures and misadventures of the two Georges. The title tale and the second story ¿Mother Goddess of the World¿ are very exciting otherworldly action thriller with an emphasis on the heroes. The final two tales provide more adventures, but center on the natives and the geography. All four stories are well written, making for an insightful look at the countries at the top of the world. <P>Harriet Klausner

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