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Consolations of the Forest Alone in a Cabin in the Middle Taiga by Sylvain Tesson
  

Consolations of the Forest Alone in a Cabin in the Middle Taiga

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Renowned world traveller, Sylvain Tesson travels into the mind by spending 6 months in a remote cabin in the Siberian Taiga. So long alone is a test for any soul, Sylvain Tesson writes of the routines – spiritual and physical that allowed him to survive, the struggles he overcame and the peace he found.

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Consolations of the Forest Alone in a Cabin in the Middle Taiga by Sylvain Tesson

Sylvain Tesson, found a radical solution to his need for freedom, one as ancient as the experiences of the hermits of old Russia: he decided to lock himself alone in a cabin in the middle taiga, on the shores of Baikal, for six months. Noting carefully his impressions of the silence, Sylvain Tesson shares with us an extraordinary experience.

About the Author

Writer, journalist and traveller, Sylvain Tesson is France's 'most brilliant travel writer' (L'Express). After a world tour by bicycle in 1993-1994, he developed a passion for Central Asia, and in 1997 he crossed the Himalayas on foot. For seven months in 2003, he followed the journey of escapees from the Gulag, which brought him to international prominence with his remarkable travelogue, Axis of Wolf. Consolations of the Forest won the Prix Medicis in 2011.

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Book Info

Publication date

3rd July 2014

Author

Sylvain Tesson

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Publisher

Penguin Books Ltd

Format

Paperback
256 pages

Categories

Biography / Autobiography
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ISBN

9780141975481

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