White Fever: A Journey to the Frozen Heart of Siberia

4,24 valoración promedio
( 1.215 valoraciones por Goodreads )
 
9781619020115: White Fever: A Journey to the Frozen Heart of Siberia

No one in their right mind travels across Siberia in the middle of winter in a modified Russian jeep, with only a CD player (which breaks on the first day) for company. But Jacek Hugo-Bader is no ordinary traveler. As a fiftieth birthday present to himself, he sets out to drive from Moscow to Vladivostok, traversing a continent that is two and a half times bigger than America, awash with bandits, and not always fully equipped with roads. But if his mission sounds deranged it is in keeping with the land he is visiting. For Siberia is slowly dying or, more accurately, killing itself. This is a traumatized post-Communist landscape peopled by the homeless and the hopeless: alcoholism is endemic, as are suicides, murders, and deaths from AIDS . As he gets to know these communities and speaks to the people, Hugo-Bader discovers a great deal of tragedy, but there is also dark humor to be found amongst the reindeer shepherds, the former hippies, the modern-day rappers, the homeless and the sick, the shamans, and the followers of one of the six Russian Christs,’ just one of the many arcane religions that flourish in this isolated, impossible region.

"Sinopsis" puede pertenecer a otra edición de este libro.

About the Author:

Born in 1957, Jacek Hugo-Bader is a Polish journalist for the leading daily paper, Gazeta Wyborcza. He is a former special-needs teacher, loader of trucks, weigher of pigs, and counselor of troubled couples. He lives in Warsaw.

From Booklist:

Siberian travelogues typically involve the trans-Siberian railroad, but not Hugo-Bader’s. A Polish journalist, he drove from Moscow to Vladivostok in winter. Inviting cold-weather misadventure––his car caught fire, among other mishaps––Hugo-Bader embarked on the journey in 2007, accomplished it in several months, and racked up interpersonal encounters in Siberia’s contemporary life. For the most part, it seemed to be harsh, inebriated, and short. Staying with a group of indigenous herders, Hugo-Bader inventoried the deaths of most of its members through alcoholism, suicide, or accident, a grim tableau somewhat elucidated by his interviews with a shaman and a hypnotist who succored people on the slide. If such pathologies afflicted young non-Russian Siberians, the Russians themselves didn’t live much past their fifties, as Hugo-Bader observed in stories from hitchhikers and in a visit to the Soviet Union’s radioactive nuclear test site. He found a happy community of Russians, however, followers of Sergei Torop, who had revealed his divinity as Jesus Christ. With an open ear and a wry eye, Hugo-Bader delivers a dismaying but vivid chronicle of post-Communist Siberia. --Gilbert Taylor

"Sobre este título" puede pertenecer a otra edición de este libro.

Los mejores resultados en AbeBooks

1.

Hugo-Bader, Jacek
Editorial: Counterpoint 2012-10-02 (2012)
ISBN 10: 1619020114 ISBN 13: 9781619020115
Nuevos Paperback Cantidad: 18
Librería
DontPayMore
(Lindenhurst, NY, Estados Unidos de America)
Valoración
[?]

Descripción Counterpoint 2012-10-02, 2012. Paperback. Estado de conservación: New. Reprint. 1619020114 New condition. Unused copy. Ships immediately. Nº de ref. de la librería Z1619020114ZN

Más información sobre esta librería | Hacer una pregunta a la librería

Comprar nuevo
EUR 8,62
Convertir moneda

Añadir al carrito

Gastos de envío: EUR 0,85
A Estados Unidos de America
Destinos, gastos y plazos de envío

2.

Jacek Hugo-Bader
ISBN 10: 1619020114 ISBN 13: 9781619020115
Nuevos Cantidad: > 20
Librería
INDOO
(Avenel, NJ, Estados Unidos de America)
Valoración
[?]

Descripción Estado de conservación: New. Brand New. Nº de ref. de la librería 1619020114

Más información sobre esta librería | Hacer una pregunta a la librería

Comprar nuevo
EUR 7,74
Convertir moneda

Añadir al carrito

Gastos de envío: EUR 2,96
A Estados Unidos de America
Destinos, gastos y plazos de envío

3.

Hugo-Bader, Jacek
ISBN 10: 1619020114 ISBN 13: 9781619020115
Nuevos Cantidad: 10
Librería
Paperbackshop-US
(Wood Dale, IL, Estados Unidos de America)
Valoración
[?]

Descripción 2012. PAP. Estado de conservación: New. New Book. Shipped from US within 10 to 14 business days. Established seller since 2000. Nº de ref. de la librería V7-9781619020115

Más información sobre esta librería | Hacer una pregunta a la librería

Comprar nuevo
EUR 7,79
Convertir moneda

Añadir al carrito

Gastos de envío: EUR 3,38
A Estados Unidos de America
Destinos, gastos y plazos de envío

4.

Hugo-Bader, Jacek
Editorial: Counterpoint
ISBN 10: 1619020114 ISBN 13: 9781619020115
Nuevos PAPERBACK Cantidad: 1
Librería
Book Outpost
(Blawnox, PA, Estados Unidos de America)
Valoración
[?]

Descripción Counterpoint. PAPERBACK. Estado de conservación: New. 1619020114 New! Unread publisher overstock copy. Nº de ref. de la librería Z1619020114ZN

Más información sobre esta librería | Hacer una pregunta a la librería

Comprar nuevo
EUR 8,63
Convertir moneda

Añadir al carrito

Gastos de envío: EUR 2,75
A Estados Unidos de America
Destinos, gastos y plazos de envío

5.

Hugo-Bader, Jacek
ISBN 10: 1619020114 ISBN 13: 9781619020115
Nuevos Cantidad: 2
Librería
Pbshop
(Wood Dale, IL, Estados Unidos de America)
Valoración
[?]

Descripción 2012. PAP. Estado de conservación: New. New Book.Shipped from US within 10 to 14 business days. Established seller since 2000. Nº de ref. de la librería IB-9781619020115

Más información sobre esta librería | Hacer una pregunta a la librería

Comprar nuevo
EUR 8,27
Convertir moneda

Añadir al carrito

Gastos de envío: EUR 3,38
A Estados Unidos de America
Destinos, gastos y plazos de envío

6.

Hugo-Bader, Jacek
Editorial: Counterpoint
ISBN 10: 1619020114 ISBN 13: 9781619020115
Nuevos PAPERBACK Cantidad: > 20
Librería
Mediaoutlet12345
(Springfield, VA, Estados Unidos de America)
Valoración
[?]

Descripción Counterpoint. PAPERBACK. Estado de conservación: New. 1619020114 *BRAND NEW* Ships Same Day or Next!. Nº de ref. de la librería NATARAJB1FI691482

Más información sobre esta librería | Hacer una pregunta a la librería

Comprar nuevo
EUR 9,05
Convertir moneda

Añadir al carrito

Gastos de envío: EUR 3,38
A Estados Unidos de America
Destinos, gastos y plazos de envío

7.

Jacek Hugo-Bader
Editorial: COUNTERPOINT, United States (2012)
ISBN 10: 1619020114 ISBN 13: 9781619020115
Nuevos Paperback Cantidad: 1
Librería
The Book Depository US
(London, Reino Unido)
Valoración
[?]

Descripción COUNTERPOINT, United States, 2012. Paperback. Estado de conservación: New. Reprint. Language: English . Brand New Book. No one in their right mind travels across Siberia in the middle of winter in a modified Russian jeep, with only a CD player (which breaks on the first day) for company. But Jacek Hugo-Bader is no ordinary traveler. As a fiftieth birthday present to himself, he sets out to drive from Moscow to Vladivostok, traversing a continent that is two and a half times bigger than America, awash with bandits, and not always fully equipped with roads. But if his mission sounds deranged it is in keeping with the land he is visiting. For Siberia is slowly dying ? or, more accurately, killing itself. This is a traumatized post-Communist landscape peopled by the homeless and the hopeless: alcoholism is endemic, as are suicides, murders, and deaths from AIDS . As he gets to know these communities and speaks to the people, Hugo-Bader discovers a great deal of tragedy, but there is also dark humor to be found amongst the reindeer shepherds, the former hippies, the modern-day rappers, the homeless and the sick, the shamans, and the followers of ?one of the six Russian Christs, just one of the many arcane religions that flourish in this isolated, impossible region. Nº de ref. de la librería AAS9781619020115

Más información sobre esta librería | Hacer una pregunta a la librería

Comprar nuevo
EUR 12,52
Convertir moneda

Añadir al carrito

Gastos de envío: GRATIS
De Reino Unido a Estados Unidos de America
Destinos, gastos y plazos de envío

8.

Jacek Hugo-Bader
Editorial: COUNTERPOINT, United States (2012)
ISBN 10: 1619020114 ISBN 13: 9781619020115
Nuevos Paperback Cantidad: 1
Librería
The Book Depository
(London, Reino Unido)
Valoración
[?]

Descripción COUNTERPOINT, United States, 2012. Paperback. Estado de conservación: New. Reprint. Language: English . Brand New Book. No one in their right mind travels across Siberia in the middle of winter in a modified Russian jeep, with only a CD player (which breaks on the first day) for company. But Jacek Hugo-Bader is no ordinary traveler. As a fiftieth birthday present to himself, he sets out to drive from Moscow to Vladivostok, traversing a continent that is two and a half times bigger than America, awash with bandits, and not always fully equipped with roads. But if his mission sounds deranged it is in keeping with the land he is visiting. For Siberia is slowly dying ? or, more accurately, killing itself. This is a traumatized post-Communist landscape peopled by the homeless and the hopeless: alcoholism is endemic, as are suicides, murders, and deaths from AIDS . As he gets to know these communities and speaks to the people, Hugo-Bader discovers a great deal of tragedy, but there is also dark humor to be found amongst the reindeer shepherds, the former hippies, the modern-day rappers, the homeless and the sick, the shamans, and the followers of ?one of the six Russian Christs, just one of the many arcane religions that flourish in this isolated, impossible region. Nº de ref. de la librería AAS9781619020115

Más información sobre esta librería | Hacer una pregunta a la librería

Comprar nuevo
EUR 12,54
Convertir moneda

Añadir al carrito

Gastos de envío: GRATIS
De Reino Unido a Estados Unidos de America
Destinos, gastos y plazos de envío

9.

Hugo-Bader, Jacek
Editorial: Counterpoint (2012)
ISBN 10: 1619020114 ISBN 13: 9781619020115
Nuevos Paperback Cantidad: 1
Librería
Murray Media
(North Miami Beach, FL, Estados Unidos de America)
Valoración
[?]

Descripción Counterpoint, 2012. Paperback. Estado de conservación: New. Never used!. Nº de ref. de la librería 1619020114

Más información sobre esta librería | Hacer una pregunta a la librería

Comprar nuevo
EUR 11,07
Convertir moneda

Añadir al carrito

Gastos de envío: EUR 1,68
A Estados Unidos de America
Destinos, gastos y plazos de envío

10.

Jacek Hugo-Bader
Editorial: COUNTERPOINT, United States (2012)
ISBN 10: 1619020114 ISBN 13: 9781619020115
Nuevos Paperback Cantidad: 10
Librería
Book Depository hard to find
(London, Reino Unido)
Valoración
[?]

Descripción COUNTERPOINT, United States, 2012. Paperback. Estado de conservación: New. Reprint. Language: English . This book usually ship within 10-15 business days and we will endeavor to dispatch orders quicker than this where possible. Brand New Book. No one in their right mind travels across Siberia in the middle of winter in a modified Russian jeep, with only a CD player (which breaks on the first day) for company. But Jacek Hugo-Bader is no ordinary traveler. As a fiftieth birthday present to himself, he sets out to drive from Moscow to Vladivostok, traversing a continent that is two and a half times bigger than America, awash with bandits, and not always fully equipped with roads. But if his mission sounds deranged it is in keeping with the land he is visiting. For Siberia is slowly dying ? or, more accurately, killing itself. This is a traumatized post-Communist landscape peopled by the homeless and the hopeless: alcoholism is endemic, as are suicides, murders, and deaths from AIDS . As he gets to know these communities and speaks to the people, Hugo-Bader discovers a great deal of tragedy, but there is also dark humor to be found amongst the reindeer shepherds, the former hippies, the modern-day rappers, the homeless and the sick, the shamans, and the followers of ?one of the six Russian Christs, just one of the many arcane religions that flourish in this isolated, impossible region. Nº de ref. de la librería BTE9781619020115

Más información sobre esta librería | Hacer una pregunta a la librería

Comprar nuevo
EUR 13,18
Convertir moneda

Añadir al carrito

Gastos de envío: GRATIS
De Reino Unido a Estados Unidos de America
Destinos, gastos y plazos de envío

Existen otras copia(s) de este libro

Ver todos los resultados de su búsqueda