Off the Deep End: Travels in Forgotten Frontiers

Off the Deep End Travels in Forgotten Frontiers In search of literary history and adventure Tony Perrottet leaves behind the chaotic crowds of Manhattan for the far reaches of Europeon settlements where he explores the secret histories and strange

  • Title: Off the Deep End: Travels in Forgotten Frontiers
  • Author: Tony Perrottet
  • ISBN: 9780207189777
  • Page: 423
  • Format: Paperback
  • In search of literary history and adventure, Tony Perrottet leaves behind the chaotic crowds of Manhattan for the far reaches of Europeon settlements where he explores the secret histories and strange connections of forgotten corners of the world.The entertaining tales of his obsessive travels to Tierra del Fuego, Thursday Island, St.Petersburg, and other places are pepperIn search of literary history and adventure, Tony Perrottet leaves behind the chaotic crowds of Manhattan for the far reaches of Europeon settlements where he explores the secret histories and strange connections of forgotten corners of the world.The entertaining tales of his obsessive travels to Tierra del Fuego, Thursday Island, St.Petersburg, and other places are peppered with anecdotes about Ernest Hemingway s fishing guide who was the model for The Old Man and the Sea , Robinson Crusoe s bawdy lifestyle, and other little known facts.For every exotic adventure in a remote landscape Perrottet shows the reader the other side of his wild life on the densely populated isle of Manhattan.
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    • Deborah Ideiosepius says:

      Excellent travel book that is a lot of fun to read:This is a very enjoyable, very readable, very entertaining collection of personal experiences. In a way it is a little like a short story collection in that each chapter is a single travel experience. They alternate between stories of remote places the author has traveled to and equally bizarre stories of the life he and his partner live in New York as Australians abroad.Firstly, I have to say that the tiny tales of Manhattan are vivid and amusi [...]

    • Alden says:

      Iceland and Australia sound great, NYC not so much. Perrottet says, in the saga of getting his green card, that he doesn't have much luck, but frankly I think he used up his luck surviving many of these episodes.

    • Amy Mulcahy says:

      My absolute favourite travel book. I've read & re-read it over the years. It inspired me to travel to a lot of the places he writes about.

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