Strange Stones: Dispatches From East and West download free [PDF and Ebook] by Peter Hessler

Strange Stones: Dispatches From East and West download free [PDF and Ebook] by Peter Hessler year 2013
  • Book name: Strange Stones: Dispatches From East and West
  • Author: Peter Hessler
  • Release date: 2013/5/18
  • Language: English
  • Genre or Collection: Poetry and Drama
  • ISBN: 9780062206237
  • Rating: 9.38 of 10
  • Votes: 214
  • Review by: Joziah Mckinley
  • Review rating: 7.02 of 10
  • Review Date: 2018/10/1
  • Total pages: 354
  • Includes a PDF summary of 31 pages
  • Description or summary of the book: Full of unforgettable figures and an unrelenting spirit of adventure, Strange Stones is a far-ranging, thought-provoking collection of Peter Hessler's best reportage-a dazzling display of the powerful storytelling, shrewd cultural insight, and warm sense of humor that are the trademarks of his work.Over the last decade, as a staff writer for The New Yorker and the author of three books, Peter Hessler has lived in Asia and the United States, writing as both native and knowledgeable outsider in these two very different regions. This unusual perspective distinguishes Strange Stones, which showcases Hessler's unmatched range as a storyteller. 'Wild Flavor' invites readers along on a taste test between two rat restaurants in South China. One story profiles Yao Ming, basketball star and China's most beloved export, another David Spindler, an obsessive and passionate historian of the Great Wall. In 'Dr. Don,' Hessler writes movingly about a small-town pharmacist and his relationship with the people he serves.While Hessler's subjects and locations vary, subtle but deeply important thematic links bind these pieces-the strength of local traditions, the surprising overlap between apparently opposing cultures, and the powerful lessons drawn from individuals who straddle different worlds.
  • Estimated reading time (average reader): 22H54M41S
  • Other categories, genre or collection: Guidebooks, Travel & Holiday Guides, Literary Essays, Media, Information & Communication Industries, Travel Writing, Sociology: Customs & Traditions, Biography: General
  • Available formats: HTML, PPT, DOC, TXT, WORD, PDF, EPUB, PDB. Compressed in BZ2, AZW, ZIP, IMG, RAR
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  • Format: Paperback
  • Approximate value: 15.70 USD
  • Dimensions: 141.22x196.09x21.84mm
  • Weight: 267.62g
  • Printed by: Not Available
  • Published in: United States
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