The Promised Land: Travels in Search of the Perfect E (BOK)

Decca Aitkenhead

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Classic travel quest -- the pursuit of happiness -- explored by a brilliant writer seeking to rediscover the idyllic moment of her student years, its carefree rhapsodies and perfect pleasures. In the spirit of Alex Garland's 'The Beach', Decca Aitkenhead travels round the world in search of the perfect E and the perfect clubbing experience, ten years after her first clubbing days in Manchester. That quest for a clubland myth: the pill to top them all. Her journey links downtown Detroit with the townships of Cape Town, beatnik San Francisco with Thailand's beach parties. While searching for the perfect pill, unintended encounters with dubious characters sometimes reveal she has travelled far from transcendence. While in Cape Town she meets the most notorious South African gangster and finds herself staring down the barrel of a gun in the hands of a dealer who is neither sober nor sane. Tinged with nostalgia, this is the perfect book for anyone who loves or has loved the clubbing experience. All the way round the world, Decca carried a record bag so that when she found the perfect pill she could play the perfect tune.


Språk Engelsk Engelsk Innbinding Heftet
Utgitt 2003 Forfatter Decca Aitkenhead
Fourth Estate
ISBN 9781841153384
Antall sider 224 Dimensjoner 13cm x 19,7cm x 1,5cm
Vekt 166 gram Leverandør Bertram Trading Ltd
Emner og form Travel writing

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