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Wild

An Elemental Journey

Jay Griffiths


Format: Paperback / softback
ISBN13: 9780141006444
Published: May 2008

Price: $24.99

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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 parts 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 evangelise 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 ...

Details
  • Format: Paperback / softback
  • ISBN13: 9780141006444
  • Published: May 2008
  • Publisher: Penguin Books Ltd
  • Number of pages: 480
  • Width (mm): 129
  • Height (mm): 198
  • Depth (mm): 29
  • Weight (g): 330

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