Lonesome George: Cest Moi! A South American odyssey

Lonesome George: Cest Moi! A South American odyssey

by Jorge Sotirios

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Lonesome George, C'est Moi! is a travel adventure and comedy of epic proportions. In his mock heroic quest of self-discovery ending in a confrontation with his alter ego, a giant lovelorn tortoise on the Galapagos Islands, author Jorge Sotirios illuminates the rugged beauty ofthe South American landscape, interweaving its history, culture and people.Lured to South America by an Argentine beauty, his journey takes him across the equator, through the Amazon jungle and climaxes in the austere Galapagos Islands where he comes to face his doppelgänger, "Lonesome George", the last surviving tortoise of his species.In Jorges' travels he encounters the strange and wonderful world of South America, incorporating angels in Argentina to sham Peruvian shaman, Amazombies appearing on midnight boats, the lost jungle city of Fordlandia and a visit to the site of the legendary Amazon warrior women.Accompanying eco-warriors to far-flung villages, where missionaries co-exist with the cult of Che Guevara, he combines the exotic and dangerous with environmental issues such as oil exploitation, deforestation and drought in the Amazon basin.Lonesome George, C'est Moi! is South America from street and river level and a life-affirming portrayal of people in this captivating story told with comic flair.


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ISBN-13: 9781469964898
Publisher: CreateSpace Publishing
Publication date: 01/24/2012
Pages: 368
Product dimensions: 6.00(w) x 9.00(h) x 0.76(d)

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