White Fever

White Fever

A Journey to the Frozen Heart of Siberia

Paperback - 2012
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No one in his right mind travels across Siberia in the middle of winter in a modified Russian jeep. As a fiftieth birthday present to himself, Jacek sets out to drive from Moscow to Vladivostok, traversing a continent that is two and a half times bigger than America, awash with bandits, and not always fully equipped with roads. For Siberia is slowly dying - or, more accurately, killing itself. This is a traumatized post-Communist landscape peopled by the homeless and the hopeless. As he gets to know these communities and speaks to the people, Hugo-Bader discovers a great deal of tragedy, but there is also dark humour to be found amongst the reindeer shepherds, the former hippies, the modern-day rappers, the homeless and the sick, the shamans, and the followers of one of the six Russian Christs - just one of the many arcane religions that flourish in this isolated, impossible region.
Publisher: Berkeley, Calif. : Counterpoint, 2012, c2011.
ISBN: 9781619020115
Characteristics: 323 pages :,illustrations, map ;,23 cm.
Additional Contributors: Lloyd-Jones, Antonia

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Lucky_Luke
Dec 06, 2014

A polish journalist decides to drive all the way to Siberia, in an old Lada. His crazy adventure is truly fascinating and you can learn about the plight of native people there.

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