Atlas of the Human Heart

Atlas of the Human Heart

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Like Jack Kerouac's intrepid little sister, Ariel Gore spins the spirited story of a vulnerable drifter who takes refuge in the recesses of the human heart. With just a few pennies and her I Ching, a change of clothes and a one-way ticket to Hong Kong, a perceptive, searching Gore makes her way through the labyrinthine customs of Cold-War China, wanders bustling, electric Katmandu, and hunkers down in an icy London squat with a prostitute and a boyfriend on the dole. Yet it is in the calm, verdant landscape of rural Italy where, pregnant and penniless, nineteen-year-old Gore's adventure truly begins. An illuminating glimpse into the boldly political Gore,creator of and Hip Mama magazine,this unflinching memoir offers a poignant exploration of the meaning of home, and surveys the frontiers of both land and heart.
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Product details

  • Paperback | 333 pages
  • 140 x 210 x 22.61mm | 385.55g
  • Seattle, WA, United States
  • English
  • B&W illustrations
  • 1580050883
  • 9781580050883
  • 1,103,686

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"Finally, a guidebook that tells you what the locals know." "Their jaunty prose and irreverent attitude enliven the proceedings." "Ariel Gore...provides succor to moms who cannot related to our culture's mawkish notions of motherhood."
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566 ratings
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4 35% (196)
3 22% (122)
2 4% (23)
1 1% (6)
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