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By Tiziano Terzani

ISBN-10: 060960841X

ISBN-13: 9780609608418

ISBN-10: 060980958X

ISBN-13: 9780609809587

Warned by means of a Hong Kong fortune-teller to not chance flying for a complete 12 months, Tiziano Terzani — a enormously skilled Asia correspondent — took what he referred to as “the first step into an unknown international. . . . It became out to be probably the most awesome years i've got ever spent: i used to be marked for loss of life, and as a substitute i used to be reborn.”

Traveling via foot, boat, bus, vehicle, and teach, he visited Burma, Thailand, Laos, Cambodia, Vietnam, China, Mongolia, Japan, Indonesia, Singapore, and Malaysia. Geography accelerated less than his ft. He consulted soothsayers, sorcerers, and shamans and got a lot suggestion — a few clever, a few differently — approximately his destiny. With time to imagine, he realized to appreciate, recognize, and worry for older methods of lifestyles and ideology now threatened via the crasser sorts of Western modernity. He rediscovered a spot he have been reporting on for many years. And it reinvigorated him.

The result's an immensely enticing, insightful, and idiosyncratic trip, packed with unforeseen delights and unusual encounters. A bestseller and significant prizewinner in Italy, A Fortune-Teller informed Me is a strong caution opposed to the recent missionaries of materialism.

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