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Big Like - Cascade Into an Odyssey (Paperback) Loot Price: R291 Discovery Miles 2 910
Big Like - Cascade Into an Odyssey (Paperback): Wolf Richter
Big Like - Cascade Into an Odyssey (Paperback): Wolf Richter

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Big Like - Cascade Into an Odyssey (Paperback)

Wolf Richter

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Twenty years after coming to America to escape the debacle at home, Wolf is in the middle of a successful career when a thought trips him up: What if he dies at forty? After one decade in survival mode and another decade in success mode, what's his purpose now? Stunned, he quits his job and goes to France to open himself up to new possibilities. But instead of answers, he finds Izumi. Her bubbly enthusiasm about Japan grips him; the idea of Asia fascinates him. And during their one night together, he decides to visit her in Tokyo, but via the South Pacific-now that he's thinking about other parts of the world. BIG LIKE is the startling, funny, cynical, and culturally intense account of an almost regular guy who ends up on a deliciously slippery slope. There's his time with Ginger in Fiji's mix of Third World and tropical paradise. Then in New Zealand, they rappel into a sinkhole, crawl through caves, and bungee jump into a canyon. But even Ginger's deadpan humor can't overcome the undercurrents of their lives: she wants to start a family; he wants to roam. Solo, he hooks through Australia and Bali on the backpacker trail. When he makes it to Tokyo, he smacks into Japan's insular culture, impenetrable language, and obsession with unspoken rules. He struggles with inscrutable complexities: love hotels, packed trains, Korean roommates, irresistible food. Everything is hard, even buying hemorrhoid ointment. That's the backdrop to the utterly confounding experience of a gaijin who wants to roam the world but gets tangled up with a Japanese girl. And the slippery slope turns into a life-changing odyssey.

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Imprint: CreateSpace
Country of origin: United States
Release date: February 2012
First published: February 2012
Authors: Wolf Richter
Dimensions: 229 x 152 x 14mm (L x W x T)
Format: Paperback - Trade
Pages: 262
ISBN-13: 978-1-4679-6749-5
Barcode: 9781467967495
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LSN: 1-4679-6749-1

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