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Last Places: A Journey in the North (Paperback)

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A classic of northern exploration and adventure, LAST PLACES is Lawrence Millman's marvelously told account of his journey along the ancient Viking sea routes that extend from Norway to Newfoundland. Traveling through landscapes of transcendent desolation, Millman wandered by way of the Shetland Islands, the Faeroes, Iceland, Greenland, and Labrador. His way was marked by surprising human encounters--with a convicted murderer in Reykjavik, an Inuit hermit in Greenland, an Icelandic guide who leads him to a place called Hell, and a Newfoundlander who warns him about the local variant of the Abominable Snowman. By turns earthy and lyrical, LAST PLACES is an ebullient celebration of the exotic North.

Praise For…

"In Millman's harsh North, the stark beauty of the last places lingers."

Boston Globe

"This is a fascinating, powerful, beautiful book. Millman's a genius." -- Annie Dillard

Product Details
ISBN: 9780618082483
Publisher: Mariner Books
Publication Date: November 20th, 2000
Pages: 256