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Four Corners : Into the Heart of New Guinea - One Woman's Solo Journey - Kira Salak

Four Corners

Into the Heart of New Guinea - One Woman's Solo Journey

Hardcover Published: 3rd December 2005
ISBN: 9781582431659
Number Of Pages: 401

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A story of extraordinary danger and adventure as a very young woman attempts, alone, a trip across Papua New Guinea. . After her first taste of the freedom found in travel at age nineteen, Kira Salak spent the next several years of her youth as a constant, impulsive traveler. Barely old enough to drink, she leaves her life behind-graduate school, a job, a boyfriend who loves her-to attempt the impossible, her dream of following in the footsteps of British explorer Ivan Champion, the first person to successfully cross the island of Papua New Guinea in 1927. She is motivated by something much deeper than simply wanting to be the first woman to make such a crossing, and as she composes this memoir she still searches for answers. Why would a lone traveler, a very young woman at that, want to embark on such a dangerous and mysterious trip? Where was her fear? Or was this all an attempt to court and indulge her fear for some larger purpose? No one, on the road or at home, could quite understand. Kira Salak matches her adventures in these vivid landscapes with prose that is quite simply thrilling. More than a travel book or adventure story, Four Corners is a work of self-discovery in extreme, of being at great risk in places that are on the edge and being, most of the time, their equal.

Prelude: Four Cornersp. ix
Where Do We Come From? What Are We? Where Are We Going?p. 3
Independently, Without Prior Arrangementsp. 21
July, 1992--The Road to Tete, Mozambiquep. 33
Salvation of the Lost and Sinfulp. 67
Barbed Wire, Attack Dogs and Lessons in Emergency Responsep. 81
Bush Maryp. 109
Damsel in Distressp. 151
The Silent Warp. 181
Long Way Too Muchp. 239
Mozart and the Cockroachesp. 263
Hungarian Delightsp. 283
Making Rainp. 299
Rafting the Sepikp. 325
Time Travelp. 353
Hands and Feetp. 377
Epiloguep. 391
Acknowledgmentsp. 403
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ISBN: 9781582431659
ISBN-10: 1582431655
Audience: General
Format: Hardcover
Language: English
Number Of Pages: 401
Published: 3rd December 2005
Publisher: COUNTERPOINT
Country of Publication: US
Dimensions (cm): 22.5 x 14.58  x 3.2
Weight (kg): 0.67
Edition Number: 1