A Sense of Direction

A Sense of Direction

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Gideon Lewis-Kraus arrived in free-spirited Berlin from San Francisco as a young writer in search of a place to enjoy life to the fullest, and to forget the pain his father, a gay rabbi, had caused his family when he came out in middle age and emotionally abandoned his sons. But Berlin offers only unfocused dissipation, frustration and anxiety; to find what he is looking for (though he's not quite sure what it is), Gideon undertakes three separate ancient pilgrimages, travelling hundreds of miles: the thousand-year old Camino de Santiago in Spain with a friend, a solo circuit of 88 Buddhist temples on the Japanese island of Shikoku, and finally, with his father and brother, a migration to the tomb of a famous Hassidic mystic in the Ukraine.

Book information

ISBN: 9780957548824
Publisher: One
Imprint: One
Pub date:
DEWEY: 914.0456
DEWEY edition: 23
Number of pages: 374
Weight: 314g
Height: 133mm
Width: 197mm
Spine width: 24mm