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Voyager: Travel Writings by Russell Banks (Paperback, 2017) Biography Memoir

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Voyager: Travel Writings by Russell Banks
Paperback – 16 May 2017
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“Banks’s narrative seductively juxtaposes rambles through lush volcanic mountains, white sand beaches and coral reefs with a barrage of memories of the hash he’s made of his private life.” –The New York Times Book Review

Russell Banks has indulged his wanderlust for more than half a century. This longing for escape has taken him from the “bright green islands and turquoise seas” of the Caribbean islands to peaks in the Himalayas, the Andes, and beyond.

In each of these remarkable essays, Banks considers his life and the world. In Everglades National Park this “perfect place to time-travel,” he traces his own timeline. Recalling his trips to the Caribbean in the title essay, “Voyager,” Banks dissects his relationships with the four women who would become his wives. In the Himalayas, he embarks on a different quest of self-discovery. “One climbs a mountain not to conquer it, but to be lifted like this away from the earth up into the sky,” he explains.

Pensive, frank, beautiful, and engaging, Voyager brings together the social, the personal, and the historical, opening a path into the heart and soul of this revered writer.

From the Back Cover
Now in his mid-seventies, Russell Banks has indulged his wanderlust for more than half a century. The longing for escape has taken him from the “bright green islands and turquoise seas” of the Caribbean islands to peaks in the Himalayas, the Andes, and beyond.
In Voyager, Russell Banks, a lifelong explorer, shares highlights from his travels: interviewing Fidel Castro in Cuba; motoring to a hippie reunion with college friends in Chapel Hill, North Carolina; eloping to Edinburgh to marry his fourth wife, Chase; driving a sunset-orange metallic Hummer down Alaska’s Seward Highway.
Pensive, frank, beautiful, and engaging, Voyager brings together the social, the personal, and the historical, opening a path into the heart and soul of this revered writer.
About the Author
Russell Banks, twice a finalist for the Pulitzer Prize, was one of America’s most prestigious fiction writers, a past president of the International Parliament of Writers, and a member of the American Academy of Arts and Letters. His work has been translated into twenty languages and he received numerous prizes and awards, including the Common Wealth Award for Literature. He died in January 2023 at the age of eighty-two.
Product details
  • Publisher ‏ : ‎ Ecco; Reprint edition (16 May 2017)
  • Language ‏ : ‎ English
  • Paperback ‏ : ‎ 288 pages
  • ISBN-10 ‏ : ‎ 0061857688
  • ISBN-13 ‏ : ‎ 9780061857683
  • Dimensions ‏ : ‎ 1.78 x 13.46 x 20.07 cm

Additional information

Weight 0.500 g
Dimensions 21 × 14 × 2 cm
Publication Year

2017

Type

Novel

Format

Paperback

Language

English

Book Title

Voyager: Travel Writings

Narrative Type

Non-Fiction

Publisher

HarperCollins

Genre

Biographies & True Stories, Travel, History

Original Language

English

Topic

Memoir

Intended Audience

Adults, Young Adults

Condition

Like new

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