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The Long Ride Home The Extraordinary Journey of Healing that Changed a Child's Life by Rupert Isaacson
  

The Long Ride Home The Extraordinary Journey of Healing that Changed a Child's Life

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The sequel to Rupert Isaacson’s The Horse Boy detailing a journey to the Shamans of Mongolia who helped quieten his severely autistic son. But, a year on and Rowan is starting to regress, in despair Rupert Isaacson takes him on a new quest taking in Africa, Australia and home where finally he seeks out the Navajo in a bid to help his son.

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The Long Ride Home The Extraordinary Journey of Healing that Changed a Child's Life by Rupert Isaacson

Heart-breaking, uplifting and full of adventure, The Long Ride Home is the long-awaited sequel to the international bestseller The Horse Boy. Rowan came back from the shamans in Mongolia a changed boy. The three most debilitating effects of his autism - his incontinence, his endless tantruming, and his inability to make friends - were gone. But a year almost to the day since Rowan's improvement he started regressing: the accidents and tantrums reappeared, terrifying his father Rupert. Something had to be done. Father and son embarked on a new quest, journeying from the bushmen of Namibia to the coastal rainforests of Queensland, Australia and finally to the Navajo reservations of the American southwest, where Rowan was transformed - they had begun the Long Ride Home. It is probably only once in a critical lifetime that one will be moved almost to tears ...a triumph of the human spirit . - Telegraph on The Horse Boy.

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It is probably only once in a critical lifetime that one will be moved almost to tears ... a triumph of the human spirit - Telegraph (on 'The Horse Boy')

Magical, miraculous, uplifting - Daily Mail (on 'The Horse Boy')

Amazing, astonishing - Sunday Times (on 'The Horse Boy')

About the Author

Rupert Isaacson was born in London in 1967 to Southern African parents. He currently lives in Austin, Texas. His books include The Healing Land, which chronicles his time spent living with the San Bushmen of the Kalahari Desert and his adventure helping them to win back their lost hunting grounds; The Wild Host, the History and Meaning of the Hunt; and The Horse Boy, which tells the story of his quest on horseback across Mongolia to find healing for his autistic son Rowan. The Horse Boy was translated into 30 languages.

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Publication date

19th June 2014

Author

Rupert Isaacson

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www.horseboyfoundation.org/

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Publisher

Penguin Books Ltd

Format

Paperback
352 pages

Categories

Biography / Autobiography
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Travel writing
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ISBN

9780670922284

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