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Haunted Traveller: An Imaginary Memoir
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Bibliographic Detail
Publisher Arcade Pub
Publication date September 6, 2016
Pages 224
Binding Paperback
Book category Adult Fiction
ISBN-13 9781628727005
ISBN-10 1628727004
Dimensions 0 by 5.50 by 8.25 in.
Original list price $15.99
Summaries and Reviews description: Product Description:
In Haunted Traveller, his most personal and ambitious work, Barry Yourgrau takes the reader on a postmodern literary journey like no other. Here are forty-four fantastic episodes that together paint an imaginary memoir of one man’s yearning, alienated passage through life, as written by this “odd, wild, and brilliant master of absurd anxieties” (Patrick McGrath).

Think Bruce Chatwin meets Monty Python. Meets Paul Bowles meets Fellini meets Scheherazade meets The Twilight Zone. Think the moody romance of Travel itself. Haunted Traveller packs readers along on the moonstruck roaming of a lost soul searching for a childhood memento. Wander to tropical hotel rooms to hear deathbed whispers; climb to mountain graveyards where a ghost shops for a life wife; spy on stolen kisses in snowbound palaces. Voyage to lands that exist in the dreams, poetic whimsies, and troubled confessions of a man who’s seen all too much.

Mixing grand gestures of travel writing with Gothic horrors, amorous fables, adventure yarns, and lamplit fairy tales. Haunted Traveller brims with Yourgrau’s trademark surreal wit. With this book, he creates a lushly atmospheric and intimate masterpiece that distills the sublime imagination of his earlier work and pushes it to a new, richly poignant level. Haunted Traveller solidifies Yourgrau’s place as one of the most inventive and uniquely insightful writers working today.

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from Arcade Pub (May 12, 1999)
9781559704823 | details & prices | 202 pages | 6.00 × 8.75 × 0.75 in. | 0.95 lbs | List price $23.95
About: A blend of travel writing, fable, and adventure tale, offers an exploration of the idea and personal nature of travel
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from Arcade Pub (September 6, 2016)
9781628727005 | details & prices | 224 pages | List price $15.99
About: In Haunted Traveller, his most personal and ambitious work, Barry Yourgrau takes the reader on a postmodern literary journey like no other.

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