Pedaling to Hawaii
A Human Powered Odyssey
By (author) Stevie Smith
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Pedaling to Hawaii by Stevie Smith
Book DescriptionOn a rainy, miserable morning in Paris, a twenty-something bureaucrat decides there must be more to life than dull office work. Stevie Smith tries to figure out what he could do of great significance and hit upon the notion of a trip around the world using only human power-no motors, no sails, no balloons-maybe the last great first. With no experience, no particular expedition skills, and no money, the adventure begins. A pedal-powered boat, a bike, in-line skates, and a lot of non-heroics take Stevie and his buddy, Jason, where no one has gone before. No travel writing has more accurately captured the old adage, "it's the journey that matters, not the destination." Therein lies the simple beauty of this entertaining travel tale-a search for simplicity, integrity, and freedom.
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Book DetailsISBN: 9780881507393
(224mm x 152mm x 22mm)
Imprint: Countryman Press Inc.
Publisher: WW Norton & Co
Publish Date: 14-Mar-2007
Country of Publication: United States
Books By Author Stevie Smith
All the Poems, Hardback (March 2016)
The essential edition of one of modern poetry's most distinctive voices
Collected Poems and Drawings of Stevie Smith, Hardback (October 2015)
When Stevie Smith died in 1971 she was one of the twentieth-century's most popular poets; many of her poems have been widely anthologised, and 'Not Waving but Drowning' remains one of the nation's favourite poems to this day.
Best Poems of Stevie Smith, Paperback (January 2014)
The most delightful of English poets - mordantly amusing and fresh as a sassy cat
Selected Poems, Paperback (January 2002)» View all books by Stevie Smith
Stevie Smith was one of the few 'modern' poets to reach a wide general audience. Bizarre, witty, sad, sometimes caustic, her poems impart a zest for life, and reveal her eye for the marvels of the ordinary and her sensibility to the paradoxical nature of all human emotions. This book contains her poems.
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Author Biography - Stevie Smith
Stevie Smith (1902-1971) was the author of three novels and nine poetry volumes and lived almost her whole life in northern London. She was officially recognized with the Cholmondeley Award for Poetry in 1966 and the Queen's Gold Medal for poetry in 1969.
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