Travels in a Thin Country: A Journey Through Chile

Travels in a Thin Country: A Journey Through Chile

by Sara Wheeler
     
 

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Squeezed between a vast ocean and the longest mountain range on earth, Chile is 2,600 miles long and never more than 110 miles wide—not a country that lends itself to maps, as Sara Wheeler discovered when she traveled alone from the top to the bottom, from the driest desert in the world to the sepulchral wastes of Antarctica. Eloquent, astute, nimble with

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Squeezed between a vast ocean and the longest mountain range on earth, Chile is 2,600 miles long and never more than 110 miles wide—not a country that lends itself to maps, as Sara Wheeler discovered when she traveled alone from the top to the bottom, from the driest desert in the world to the sepulchral wastes of Antarctica. Eloquent, astute, nimble with history and deftly amusing, Travels in a Thin Country established Sara Wheeler as one of the very best travel writers in the world.

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"Notably well written, perceptive, lively and sympathetic.  Sara Wheeler is very well worth reading." —Daily Telegraph

"She is a marvelous writer—funny, elegant and observant.  As a traveling companion, Sara Wheeler is shrewd and amusing and likeable and well informed . . . not just a good but an outstanding travel writer." —The Oldie

"Always lively and informative, sketching in the history with a light but sure touch . . . she admirably conveys the mood of contemporary Chile." —The New Statesman

"A gifted writer with a knack for discovering the unexpected . . . Ms. Wheeler is a writer with attitude." —The Hindu

Product Details

ISBN-13:
9780375753657
Publisher:
Random House Publishing Group
Publication date:
03/28/1999
Series:
Modern Library Series
Edition description:
MODERN LIB
Pages:
336
Sales rank:
532,235
Product dimensions:
5.18(w) x 7.97(h) x 0.69(d)

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