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Desert Places Hardcover – 30 May 1996

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  • Hardcover: 288 pages
  • Publisher: Viking; First Edition edition (30 May 1996)
  • Language: English
  • ISBN-10: 0670840777
  • ISBN-13: 978-0670840779
  • Product Dimensions: 21.3 x 0.4 x 27.7 cm
  • Average Customer Review: 4.2 out of 5 stars  See all reviews (5 customer reviews)
  • Amazon Bestsellers Rank: 252,109 in Books (See Top 100 in Books)

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6 of 6 people found the following review helpful By M. J. Robinson on 11 Feb. 2008
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The synopsis makes this author sound like some sort of half-wit, annoyed because living with Tribal people wasn't like a tourist hotel! Not a bit of it. What it should say is "Robyn Davidson expected the lives of the Rabari to be hard, but found them even more grindingly impossible than she'd expected". India can hit a white woman like a shovel between the eyes, and this book conveys all this very well. Davidson has the guts to stick out the difficulties and finds her place with India and the people she lives with. The anger, frustration and joy of travelling in this area come over clearly, and she describes the problems of poverty and vanishing resources with painful accuracy.
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This is an amazing story. I wanted to read this after seeing the movie Tracks which is based on the true life story of Robyn Davidson's 1700 mile trek across Australia. She wrote this true story after traveling with nomads and herders in India. Well written and inspiring.
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By Liz on 13 Nov. 2014
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By anne martin on 28 Aug. 2014
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1 of 12 people found the following review helpful By Stick pins in my eyes on 10 May 2009
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I read a lot and have never felt the need to write a review or post online about anything. However, this diary of a whining, spineless "traveller" (ha ha ha) just forced me to post something. Synopsis: "oh poor me they don't speak English and I didn't think to learn anything before", "oh poor me they are so poor and not nice, i thought they would all dance a lot and teach me things if I let them carry my bags for long enough" "did i mention my bags? or me? or how hard this is for me? or me?" etc etc etc.
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