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Also by Pico Iyer:

The Man Within My Head, January 2012
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The Open Road, April 2008
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Sun After Dark, April 2005
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Complete Short Stories, February 2005
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Sun After Dark
Pico Iyer

Flights Into the Foreign

Vintage
April 2005
On Sale: April 12, 2005
240 pages
ISBN: 1400031036
EAN: 9781400031030
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$13.95
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One of the best travel writers now at work in the English language brings back the sights and sounds from a dozen different frontiers. A cryptic encounter in the perfumed darkness of Bali; a tour of a Bolivian prison, conducted by an enterprising inmate; a nightmarish taxi ride across southern Yemen, where the men with guns may be customs inspectors or revolutionaries–these are just three of the stops on Pico Iyer’s latest itinerary.

But the true subject of Sun After Dark is the dislocations of the mind in transit. And so Iyer takes us along to meditate with Leonard Cohen and talk geopolitics with the Dalai Lama. He navigates the Magritte-like landscape of jet lag, “a place that no human had ever been until forty or so years ago.” And on every page of this poetic and provocative book, he compels us to redraw our map of the world.

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Fresh Air - NPR - March 26, 2008

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