The Blind Masseuse

The Blind Masseuse A Traveler's Memoir from Costa Rica to Cambodia

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Publisher's Synopsis

Through personal journeys both interior and across the globe, Alden Jones investigates what motivates us to travel abroad in search of the unfamiliar. By way of explorations to Costa Rica, Bolivia, Nicaragua, Cuba, Burma, Cambodia, Egypt, and around the world on a ship, Jones chronicles her experience as a young American traveler while pondering her role as an outsider in the cultures she temporarily inhabits. Her wanderlust fuels a strong, high-adventure story and, much in the vein of classic travel literature, Jones's picaresque tale of personal evolution informs her own transitions, rites of passage, and understandings of her place as a citizen of the world. With sharp insight and stylish prose, Jones asks: Is there a right or wrong way to travel? The Blind Masseuse concludes that there is, but that it's not always black and white.

Book information

ISBN: 9780299295745
Publisher: The University of Wisconsin Press
Imprint: The University of Wisconsin Press
Pub date:
Language: English
Number of pages: 192
Weight: 240g
Height: 210mm
Width: 140mm
Spine width: 15mm