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Consolations of the Forest: Alone in a Cabin in the Middle Taiga

Consolations of the Forest: Alone in a Cabin in the Middle Taiga (Paperback)

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Sylvain Tesson, found a radical solution to his need for freedom, one as ancient as the experiences of the hermits of old Russia: he decided to lock himself alone in a cabin in the middle taiga, on the shores of Baikal, for six months. Noting carefully his impressions of the silence, Sylvain Tesson shares with us an extraordinary experience.

BiographyMemoirs Publisher: Penguin Books Ltd Publication Date: 03/07/2014 ISBN-13: 9780141975481  Details: Type: Paperback Format: Books
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Writer, journalist and traveller, Sylvain Tesson is France's 'most brilliant travel writer' (L'Express). After a world tour by bicycle in 1993-1994, he developed a passion for Central Asia, and in 1997 he crossed the Himalayas on foot. For seven months in 2003, he followed the journey of escapees from the Gulag, which brought him to international prominence with his remarkable travelogue, Axis of Wolf. Consolations of the Forest won the Prix Medicis in 2011.

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