Strange Stones: Dispatches from East and West

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Price
$17.99
Publisher
Harper Perennial
Publish Date
Pages
368
Dimensions
5.56 X 7.72 X 0.86 inches | 0.59 pounds
Language
English
Type
Paperback
EAN/UPC
9780062206237

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About the Author

Peter Hessler is a staff writer at The New Yorker, where he served as the Beijing correspondent from 2000 to 2007, and is also a contributing writer for National Geographic. He is the author of River Town, which won the Kiriyama Prize; Oracle Bones, which was a finalist for the National Book Award; and, most recently, Country Driving. He won the 2008 National Magazine Award for excellence in reporting, and he was named a MacArthur Fellow in 2011. He lives in Cairo.

Reviews

"Hessler's signature is an unobtrusive and humorous first-person narrator breezily guiding the reader through places at once exotic and ordinary, a sort of Tracy Kidder in Asia. . . . Hessler has an acute and far-ranging talent for drawing characters."--The Wall Street Journal
"Affable, humane and perceptive pieces. . . . This isn't one of those take-your-medicine books about geopolitics and the world economy. Strange Stones also happens to be great fun to read, at once breezily written and deeply informative."--The Minneapolis Star Tribune
"Read this book. . . . This is long-form journalism at its finest."--Fareed Zakaria
"Revelatory. . . . Wonderful . . . . Continually showcases Hessler's gift for telling tales of cultural difference and mutual misunderstanding in a way that is both humorous and deeply empathetic. . . . Hessler is a deeply humane teller of true tales, a keen observer, a graceful stylist."--The Atlantic