Greater Nowheres: Wanderings Across the Outbackby Dave Finkelstein, Jack London, Philip Caputo
Armed with a Toyota truck, insect repellent, and an esky full of beer, intrepid journalists Dave Finkelstein and Jack London set out for the Australian bush in pursuit of the deadly salty - a real man-eating crocodile. Though the croc proves elusive, the authors find an entertaining cast of characters – imaginative entrepreneurs and hearty pioneers – who color the baked and barren landscape.
From one-horse shantytowns and desolate stretches to cosmopolitan Sydney, they experience a peculiar variety of uniquely Australian phenomena: a dwarf-throwing contest, cold spaghetti sandwiches, and a regional rash called "Karumba rot" – the inevitable souvenir of a visit to this sweltering port city.
Rich in the history and geography of a vast, fascinating continent, Greater Nowheres is also an exploration of solitude, mateship, contemplation, and adventure.
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Meet the Author
DAVE FINKELSTEIN is the author of scholarly works and translations of Chinese fiction. A contributing editor of Marlin magazine, he has also published articles in The New Yorker, Audobon, Sports Afield, The New York Times, and The Washington Post. He lives in New York City.
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