To The Last City by Colin Thubron

By Colin Thubron

Publish yr note: First released July twelfth 2002

To the final City is decided deep within the Peruvian Andes, the place 5 ill-prepared travelers - women and men with diverse values, temperaments and factors - locate themselves hiking via probably the most exacting and lovely areas on earth.

It is a trip that can mood or ruin them. They confront not just their relationships with each other, but in addition the enigmas of the country's prior, the risks of its current, and the constraints in their personal minds and our bodies. The 'lost city' in their vacation spot is Vilcabamba, final safe haven of the Inca opposed to the Spaniards, subsumed by means of jungle for 400 years.

In this awesome exploration of the mental demanding situations of vacationing, set in the unique jungle of South the USA, Colin Thubron for the 1st time joins his hugely acclaimed skills as a commute author together with his presents as a novelist.

Literary Awards
Man Booker Prize Nominee (2002)

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