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Honorable Bandit: A Walk across Corsica
by Brian Bouldrey
University of Wisconsin Press, 2007
eISBN: 978-0-299-22323-6 | Cloth: 978-0-299-22320-5
Library of Congress Classification DC611.C8355B68 2007
Dewey Decimal Classification 914.4990484

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ABOUT THIS BOOK

Brian Bouldrey traveled to the island of Corsica, with its wine-dark Mediterranean waters, powdered-sugar beach sand, sumptuous cuisine, and fine wine. And then he walked away from all of them.
     Bouldrey strapped on a backpack and walked across Napoleon's native land with the same spirit many choose to dance or drink: to celebrate, to mourn, to think, to avoid thinking, to recall, to ignore, to escape, and to arrive.
     This wonderfully textured account of a two-week ramble along a famous Corsican hiking trail with his German friend Petra (she was good at the downhills while he was better at the uphills) offers readers a journal that is a launching point for reflection: thoughts on cultural differences, friendship, physical challenge, personal challenge, and getting very, very lost. Part travelogue, part memoir, and part lampoon, this book offers readers an impressionistic view of a little talked about yet stunningly beautiful landscape.

Best Books for General Audiences, selected by the American Association of School Librarians and the Public Library Association
 
Runner-up, Best Travel Book, National Association of Travel Journalists