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9780002229180

Foreign Land

Foreign Land

by Jonathan Raban

Publisher Collins Harvill

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  • Hardcover


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About the book

For over thirty years, Goerge Grey has been a ship bunker in the west African nation of Montedor, a land of malaria and political upheaval. But now he's returning to England, to a life and world essentially foreign, and to the terra incognita of retirement. In the long days that follow it's almost impossible not to get lost in melancholy memories - all the more acute since the woman he loves is back in Africa - but with the help of a sailing boat and a burgeoning friendship with the quirkiest woman in town, the ache of loneliness begins to ease.

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About the Author

Jonathan Raban

Jonathan Raban is a British travel writer, critic, and novelist. He has received several awards, such as the National Book Critics Circle Award, The Royal Society of Literature's Heinemann Award, the Thomas Cook Travel Book Award, the PEN West Creative Nonfiction Award, the Pacific Northwest Booksellers Association Award, and a 1997 Washington state Governor's Writer's Award.

Since 1990, he has lived with his daughter in Seattle. In 2003, his novel Waxwings, was long listed for the Man Booker Prize.

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  • Book Condition & Notes

    Fine first edition with very slight bump to bottom board. In a good clipped dust jacket, with some bruising to spine and a tear to the top front corner that has been partially repaired.

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