Questions of Travel

Questions of Travel

Large Print - 2013
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Readhowyouwant 16 point large print. A mesmerising literary novel, Questions of Travel charts two very different lives. Laura travels the world before returning to Sydney, where she works for a publisher of travel guides. Ravi dreams of being a tourist until he is driven from Sri Lanka by devastating events.
Publisher: Sydney, Read How You Want/Accessible,, 2013.
Edition: Large print edition.
Copyright Date: ©2012
ISBN: 9781459648173
Characteristics: 660 pages (large print) ; 24 cm.

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Harriet_the_Spy Dec 06, 2016

Really unique book about the connections between women, travel, freedom, and pain. It gave me a lot to think about: what we take for granted, and how little we really know about other places and people.

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uncommonreader
Jun 28, 2015

Highly praised and winner of the Miles Franklin Award, this book was written by a women, originally from Sri Lanka living in Australia who was an editor for Lonely Planet. It tells the story of two people, one who travels by choice; one who is forced to seek asylum, in alternating chapters. It is about travel, tourism and being electronically connected. Although well-written and clever, in the end it is too long and is essentially trivial.

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Winnipeg1
Mar 24, 2014

Great opening, but generally disappointing. Didn't finish it.

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quagga Sep 08, 2013

Across the world, the world-weary were waiting. Time after time, Laura would learn that she had missed the moment; to be a tourist was always to arrive too late. Paradise was lost: prosperity had intervened, or politics. The earthquake had finished off Naples. Giuliani had wrecked New York. Immigrants ruined wherever they squatted. France -- well, Fance had always been blighted by the necessary evil of the French. But if only Laura had seen Bangkok before the smog/Hong Kong before the Chinese/Switzerland before the Alps/the planet before the Flood.

quagga Aug 18, 2013

The true [travel] guidebook would advise: "Pay attention, be kind, think twice, shut up."

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Harriet_the_Spy Dec 16, 2016

Harriet_the_Spy thinks this title is suitable for 14 years and over

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