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"One climbs a mountain not to conquer it, but to be lifted like this away from the earth up into the sky." For more than half a century, the novelist behind Cloudsplitter and Continental Drift has indulged his wanderlust, and this longing for escape has taken Russell Banks from the "bright green islands and turquoise seas" of the Caribbean to peaks in the Himalayas, the Andes, and beyond. In each of these nine remarkable essays, Banks considers his life and the world, assessing his relationships with the four women who would become his wives, and embarking on a rigorous quest of self-discovery.
"Banks puts the literature back in travel writing in this extremely well-crafted book."—Library Journal