Chasing the Sea
By (author) Tom Bissell
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Chasing the Sea by Tom Bissell
Book DescriptionIn 1996, Tom Bissell went to Uzbekistan as a na ve Peace Corps volunteer. Though he lasted only a few months before illness and personal crisis forced him home, Bissell found himself entranced by this remote land. Five years later he returned to explore the shrinking Aral Sea, destroyed by Soviet irrigation policies. Joining up with an exuberant translator named Rustam, Bissell slips more than once through the clutches of the Uzbek police as he makes his often wild way to the devastated sea. In Chasing the Sea, " "Bissell combines the story of his travels with a beguiling chronicle of Uzbekistan s striking culture and long history of violent subjugation by despots from Jenghiz Khan to Joseph Stalin. Alternately amusing and sobering, this is a gripping portrait of a fascinating place, and the debut of a singularly gifted young writer."
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Book DetailsISBN: 9780375727542
(205mm x 133mm x 22mm)
Imprint: Vintage Books
Publisher: Random House USA Inc
Publish Date: 12-Oct-2004
Country of Publication: United States
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Explores the highs and lows of the creative process. He takes us from the set of The Big Bang Theory to the first novel of Ernest Hemingway to the final work of David Foster Wallace; from the films of Werner Herzog to the film of Tommy Wiseau to the editorial meeting in which Paula Fox's work was relaunched into the world.
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Author Biography - Tom Bissell
Tom Bissell was born in Escanaba, Michigan, in 1974. After his stint in the Peace Corps he worked for several years in book publishing in New York City. His criticism, fiction, and journalism have appeared in publications including "Harper's Magazine," " The Virginia Quarterly Review," " GQ," " Granta," " McSweeney's," " The Boston Review," " The Believer," " Best American Travel Writing 2003," " "and other publications. He has been nominated for several awards and not received any of them. He lives in New York City.
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