A Sense of Direction

A Sense of Direction

Pilgrimage for the Restless and the Hopeful

Book - 2012
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Offers accounts of the author's pilgrimages to three holy sites in search of personal direction, describing the hundreds of miles trekked and the people encountered along the way.
Publisher: New York : Riverhead Books, 2012
ISBN: 9781594487255
Branch Call Number: 910.4 L5875s 2012
Characteristics: 344 p. : maps ; 24 cm


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Jun 23, 2016

A bit lost in the world of partying and family trama, Gideon undertakes 3 religious pilgrimages for non-religious reasons. Funny, silly, serious, and very entertaining. I enjoyed the first two pilgrimages the most. It will make you want to go walk a long distance for no specific reason.

Aug 15, 2012

a young man in search of answers takes the long road through pilgrimages to Santiago di Compostella, on Shikoku in Japan, and at Uman in Ukraine, those very prepositions, "to", "on", "at", indicating already different motivational positions inherent in the walks, from there it is that particular pilgrim's story of those journeys, but the pilgrim this time is a poet, in all his metaphors and allegories, cadences, colours and textures, and turns this existential quest into something profoundly beautiful and inspiring


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