The Glimpse Traveler the Glimpse Traveler

The Glimpse Traveler the Glimpse Traveler

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When she joins a pair of hitchhikers on a trip to California, a young Midwestern woman embarks on a journey about memory and knowledge, beauty and realization. This true story, set in 1971, recounts a fateful, nine-day trip into the American counterculture that begins on a whim and quickly becomes a mission to unravel a tragic mystery. The narrator's path leads her to Berkeley, San Francisco, Mill Valley, Big Sur, and finally to an abandoned resort motel, now become a down-on-its-luck commune in the desert of southern Colorado. Neither a memoir about private misery, nor a shocking expose of life in a turbulent era, The Glimpse Traveler describes with wry humor and deep feeling what it was like to witness a peculiar and impossibly rich time."show more

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  • Electronic book text | 240 pages
  • Indiana University Press
  • United States
  • English
  • 0253005558
  • 9780253005557

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"From its first page The Glimpse Traveler launches us on a trajectory --an On The Road-style westward-ho picaresque journey through 1971 American culture --Berkeley, Big Sur, Esalen, communes galore, and even normality, in all itsstrangeness. Marianne Boruch is a bona-fide story teller, and the episodes areunobtrusively salted with the narator's curious, wry, deeply intelligent and lyricalmeditations about love, selves, art, beauty and knowability. The Glimpse Traveler isa wise, vulnerable, perfectly configured piece of literature, and a great read aswell." -- Tony Hoagland--Tony Hoaglandshow more

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30 ratings
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