Strange Stones: Dispatches from East and West

Strange Stones: Dispatches from East and West

Peter Hessler

Full of unforgettable figures and an unrelenting spirit of experience, Strange Stones is a far-ranging, thought-provoking number of Peter Hessler’s most sensible reportage—a awesome exhibit of the strong storytelling, smart cultural perception, and hot humorousness which are the logos of his work.

Over the decade, as a employees author for The New Yorker and the writer of 3 books, Peter Hessler has lived in Asia and the us, writing as either local and a professional outsider in those very various areas. This strange standpoint distinguishes Strange Stones, which showcases Hessler’s unrivaled diversity as a storyteller. “Wild taste” invitations readers alongside on a style try out among rat eating places in South China. One tale profiles Yao Ming, basketball famous person and China’s such a lot liked export, one other David Spindler, an obsessive and passionate historian of the nice Wall. In “Dr. Don,” Hessler writes movingly a few small-town pharmacist and his courting with the folk he serves.

While Hessler’s topics and destinations range, refined yet deeply very important thematic hyperlinks bind those pieces—the power of neighborhood traditions, the fabulous overlap among it seems that opposing cultures, and the robust classes drawn from people who straddle assorted worlds.

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