Without Ever Reaching the Summit: A Journey

Paolo Cognetti (Author) Stash Luczkiw (Translator)
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Description

In this exquisitely written journal-turned-journey of self-discovery, international bestselling author Paolo Cognetti examines our universal desire for connection through a voyage in the Himalayas.

Why climb a mountain without ever reaching the summit?

In 2017, Paolo Cognetti returned to Nepal, not to conquer the mountains but to journey through the high valleys of the Dolpo with a copy of Peter Matthiessen's The Snow Leopard in hand. Drawing on memories of his childhood in theAlps, Cognetti explored the roots of life in the mountains, truly getting to know the communities and the nature that forged this resilient, almost mythical region.

Accompanying him was Remigio, a childhood friend who had never left the mountains of Italy, and Nicola, a painter he had recently met. Joined by a stalwart team of local sherpas, the trio started out in the remote Dolpo region of Nepal. From there, a journey of self-discovery shaped by illness, human connection, and empathy was born.

Without Ever Reaching the Summit features line illustrations drawn by the author.


Product Details

Price
$22.99  $20.69
Publisher
HarperOne
Publish Date
June 23, 2020
Pages
160
Dimensions
5.1 X 0.9 X 7.1 inches | 0.4 pounds
Language
English
Type
Hardcover
EAN/UPC
9780062978318

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About the Author

Paolo Cognetti is an Italian novelist from Milan. He divides his time between the city and his cabin in the Italian Alps. He is the author of The Wild Boy and The Eight Mountains, which was an international sensation and won Italy's Strega Prize and the French Prix Médicis étranger.

Stash Luczkiw is a New York-born poet and translator based in Italy, where he works as the editor of Longitude, a monthly geopolitical magazine.