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TRAVELS IN A THIN COUNTRY: A JOURNEY THROUGH CHILE Sara Wheeler 1994 Paperback New
By Wheeler, Sara
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New York, 1994. 304 pp, 4 /w maps. New paperback.

Squeezed in between a vast ocean and the longest mountain range on earth, Chile is 2,600 miles long and never more than 110 miles wide - not a country which lends itself to maps, as Sara Wheeler found out when she travelled alone with two carpetbags from the top to the bottom, form the driest desert in the world to the sepulchral wastes of Antarctica.This is Sara Wheeler's account of a six-month odyssey which included Christmas Day at 13,000 feet with a llama sandwich, a sex hotel in Santiago and a trip round Cape Horn delivering a coffin. Eloquent, astute and amusing,

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