Motoring with Mohammed Journeys to Yemen and the Red Sea

ISBN-10: 067973855X
ISBN-13: 9780679738558
Edition: N/A
Authors: Eric Hansen
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Description: In 1978 Eric Hansen found himself shipwrecked on a desert island in the Red Sea. When goat smugglers offered him safe passage to Yemen, he buried seven years' worth of travel journals deep in the sand and took his place alongside the animals on a  More...

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Book details

List price: $16.00
Publisher: Knopf Doubleday Publishing Group
Publication date: 2/4/1992
Binding: Paperback
Pages: 264
Size: 5.25" wide x 8.00" long x 0.50" tall
Weight: 0.484
Language: English

In 1978 Eric Hansen found himself shipwrecked on a desert island in the Red Sea. When goat smugglers offered him safe passage to Yemen, he buried seven years' worth of travel journals deep in the sand and took his place alongside the animals on a leaky boat bound for a country that he'd never planned to visit. As he tells of the turbulent seas that stranded him on the island and of his efforts to retrieve his buried journals when he returned to Yemen ten years later, Hansen enthralls us with a portrait -- uncannily sympathetic and wildly offbeat -- of this forgotten corner of the Middle East. With a host of extraordinary characters from his guide, Mohammed, ever on the lookout for one more sheep to squeeze into the back seat of his car, to madcap expatriates and Eritrean gun runners- and with landscapes that include cities of dreamlike architectural splendor, endless sand dunes, and terrifying mountain passes, Hansen reveals the indelible allure of a land steeped in custom, conflicts old and new, and uncommon beauty.

Eric Hansen has been reporting on college sports since 1993 and has won several national awards from the Football Writers Association of America. Hansen worked his way up to managing editor for the Irish Sports Report where he stayed for seven years. He now works as the beat writer for Notre Dame football and as an assistant sports editor for the South Bend Tribune . He currently lives in South Bend, Indiana.

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