In Siberia

Author: Colin Thubron
Homepage_9780099459262

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  • : $30.00(NZD)
  • : 9780099459262
  • : Penguin Random House
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  • : October 2008
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Description

This is the account of Thubron's 15,000-mile journey through an astonishing country - one twelfth of the land surface of the whole earth.


He journeyed by train, river and truck among the people most damaged by the breakup of the Soviet Union, travelling among Buddhists and animists, radical Christian sects, reactionary Communists and the remnants of a so-called Jewish state; from the site of the last Czar's murder and Rasputin's village, to the ice-bound graves of ancient Sythians, to Baikal, deepest and oldest of the world's lakes.
This is the story of a people moving through the ruins of Communism into more private, diverse and often stranger worlds.