The Lost Steps

The Lost Steps

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Publisher's Synopsis

A vivid and inspiring adventure story from the father of magical realism

Dissatisfied with his empty, Sisyphus-like existence in New York City, where he has abandoned his creative dreams for a job in corporate advertising, an aspiring composer wants nothing more than to tear his life up from the root. He soon finds his escape hatch: a university-sponsored mission to South America to look for indigenous musical instruments in one of the few areas of the world safely untouched by the industrial world. Retracing the steps of time, he voyages with his lover into a land that feels outside of history, searching not just for music but ultimately for himself, and turning away from modernity towards the very heart of what makes us human.

Book information

ISBN: 9780143133896
Publisher: Penguin Books Ltd
Imprint: Penguin Classics
Pub date:
DEWEY: 863.64
DEWEY edition: 23/eng/20230210
Language: English
Number of pages: 304
Weight: 204g
Height: 129mm
Width: 196mm
Spine width: 19mm