Wild : An Elemental Journey, Paperback Book


I took seven years over this work, spent all I had, my time, money and energy.

Part of the journey was a green riot and part a deathly bleakness.

I got ill, I got well. I went to the freedom fighters of West Papua and sang my head off in their highlands.

I met cannibals infinitely kinder and more trustworthy than the murderous missionaries who evangelize them.

I anchored a boat to an iceberg where polar bears slept; ate witchetty grubs and visited sea gypsies.

I found a paradox of wildness in the glinting softness of its charisma, for what is savage is in the deepest sense gentle and what is wild is kind.

In the end - a strangely sweet result - I came back to a wild home...


  • Format: Paperback
  • Pages: 480 pages
  • Publisher: Penguin Books Ltd
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  • Category: Travel writing
  • ISBN: 9780141006444

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