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9780062206237 Full of unforgettable figures and an unrelenting spirit of adventure, Strange Stones is a far-ranging, thought-provoking collection of Peter Hesslerâ€™s best reportageâ€”a dazzling display of the powerful storytelling, shrewd cultural insight, and warm sense of humor that are the trademarks of his work. Over the last decade, as a staff writer for The New Yorker and the author of three books, Peter Hessler has lived in Asia and the United States, writing as both native and knowledgeable outsider in these two very different regions. This unusual perspective distinguishes Strange Stones, which showcases Hesslerâ€™s unmatched range as a storyteller. â€œWild Flavorâ€ invites readers along on a taste test between two rat restaurants in South China. One story profiles Yao Ming, basketball star and Chinaâ€™s most beloved export, another David Spindler, an obsessive and passionate historian of the Great Wall. In â€œDr. Don,â€ Hessler writes movingly about a small-town pharmacist and his relationship with the people he serves. While Hesslerâ€™s subjects and locations vary, subtle but deeply important thematic links bind these piecesâ€”the strength of local traditions, the surprising overlap between apparently opposing cultures, and the powerful lessons drawn from individuals who straddle different worlds.
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9780713454109 1987 Publication (probable First). Book is as new with price clipped from lower front corner of DJ. It appears not have been read. Ships next day from the US....