Like Hemingway, Orwell, or Churchill himself, Sebastian Junger is intoxicated by life’s perilous extremities. He’s chased the front in Bosnia, Serbia, and—most famously—Afghanistan. His voice is like a fingerprint, a baritone played on vocal cords pulled almost to the breaking point. Now the writer meditates on independence and interdependence as he, three friends, and a dog hike and camp rough along 400 miles of track right here in the relative safety of the U.S. of A. The vagrants march through rain, cook over open fires. Trains so heavy and fast “they seem to set the whole world in motion” explode the solitude. The hike stitches the narrative together, but all is window dressing for Junger’s two great loves: courage and a naked heart. You’ll hear it in his voice. B.H.C. 2022 Audies Finalist © AudioFile 2021, Portland, Maine [Published: JUNE 2021]
Trade Ed. Simon & Schuster Audio 2021
CD ISBN 9781797122250 $19.99 Three CDs
DD ISBN 9781797122267 $19.99
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