» Jay Griffiths

Paperback : 01 May 2008



Orwell Prize : Shortlist 2008


'I took seven years over this work, spent all I had, my time, money and energy. Part of the journey was a green riot and part a deathly bleakness. I got ill, I got well. I went to the freedom fighters of West Papua and sang my head off in their highlands. I met cannibals infinitely kinder and more trustworthy than the murderous missionaries who evangelize them. I anchored a boat to an iceberg where polar bears slept; ate witchetty grubs and visited sea gypsies. I found a paradox of wildness in the glinting softness of its charisma, for what is savage is in the deepest sense gentle and what is wild is kind. In the end – a strangely sweet result – I came back to a wild home...'

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Product details

Format : Paperback
ISBN: 9780141006444
Size : 129 x 198mm
Pages : 480
Published : 01 May 2008
Publisher : Penguin

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