The Way Around

The Way Around

Finding My Mother and Myself Among the Yanomami

Book - 2015 | First edition
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"Rooted in two vastly different cultures, a young man struggles to understand himself, find his place in the world, and reconnect with his mother and her remote tribe in the deepest jungles of the Amazon rainforest in this powerful memoir that combines adventure, history, and anthropology."
Publisher: New York, NY : Dey St., an imprint of William Morrow Publishers, ©2015
Edition: First edition
ISBN: 9780062382122
Branch Call Number: 987.60049892 GOO 2015
Characteristics: ix, 271 pages, 16 unnumbered pages of plates : color illustrations ; 24 cm
Additional Contributors: Paisner, Daniel


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May 03, 2016

Unbelievable story - did a good job of narrating his life story

ChristchurchLib Feb 16, 2016

Imagine being the child of an American scientist and an Amazonian tribeswoman who gives up trying to cope with American culture when you're six years old and disappears from your life. This describes author David Good's childhood, when his mother's abandonment left him uncomprehending and depressed. In this forgiving and insightful autobiography, Good relates the story of his parents' marriage, his early years, and his later struggles to understand who he was and why his mother had left. After going to the Amazon to meet her and her tribe, the Yanomami, he became able to reconcile himself with both cultures and find his own peace.

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