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Description - Pedaling to Hawaii by Stevie Smith

On 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 Details

ISBN: 9780881507393
ISBN-10: 0881507393
Format: Paperback
(224mm x 152mm x 22mm)
Pages: 312
Imprint: Countryman Press Inc.
Publisher: WW Norton & Co
Publish Date: 14-Mar-2007
Country of Publication: United States

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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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