UPDATE: Contest is closed.
New from Byliner:
Between Heaven and Hell Trouble and Joy in a Lost Himalayan Paradise by Bob Shacochis
Is there any place left where life goes on as it did during ancient times, separate and idyllic, uncontaminated by modernity? Vaunted novelist, traveler, and National Book Award winner Bob Shacochis sets out for the hidden kingdom of Mustang, with his wife and a mismatched band of travelers, to answer that question. Under the shadow of Annapurna, they traverse rocky, windswept deserts, climb vertiginous slopes, and creep along terrifying cliffside paths, seeking a place “where men and women live their lives in the luminous presence—and ominous throb—of its physical sacredness.” This is sprawling, fluid prose in the tradition of the great travel narratives.You can download a copy at Amazon and the other usual digital stores.
I also have one copy to give away. First commenter wins it. Include your email, and this giveaway is open worldwide.