Strange Stones: Dispatches from East and West

Strange Stones: Dispatches from East and West

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Paperback, Harpercollins, 2013, ISBN13 9780062206237, ISBN10 0062206230
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STRANGE STONES

An absorbing, original, and ambitious work of reportage from the acclaimed New Yorker correspondent

During the past decade, Peter Hessler has persistently illuminated worlds both foreign and familiar--ranging from China, where he served as The New Yorker's correspondent from 2000 to 2007, to southwestern Colorado, where he lived for four years. Strange Stones is an engaging, thought-provoking collection of Hessler's best pieces, showcasing his range as a storyteller and his gift for writing as both native and knowledgeable outsider. From a taste test between two rat restaurants in South China to a profile of Yao Ming to the moving story of a small-town pharmacist, these pieces are bound by subtle but meaningful ideas: the strength of local traditions, the surprising overlap between cultures, and the powerful lessons drawn from individuals who straddle different worlds.

Full of unforgettable figures and an unrelenting spirit of adventure, Strange Stones is a dazzling display of the powerful storytelling, shrewd cultural insight, and warm sense of humor that are the trademarks of Peter Hessler's work.

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Number of Pages: 354
Original Languages: English
Author: Hessler, Peter
Series Title: P.s.
Book Format: Paperback
Publisher: Harpercollins
ISBN-13: 9780062206237
Assembled Product Dimensions (L x W x H): 5.25 x 8.00 x 1.00 Inches
ISBN-10: 0062206230
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