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Pico Iyer


Books by Pico Iyer
Video Night in Kathmandu: And Other Reports from the Not-So-Far East by Pico IyerVideo Night in Kathmandu: And Other Reports from the Not-So-Far East by Pico Iyer
Mohawk haircuts in Bali. Yuppies in Hong Kong. In Bombay, not one but five Rambo rip-offs, complete with music and dancing. And in the People's Republic of China, a restaurant that serves dishes called Read More...
Pages: 428

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Sun After Dark:Flights into the Foreign by Pico IyerSun After Dark:Flights into the Foreign by Pico Iyer
Pico Iyer,one of the most compelling and profoundly provocative travel writers,invites us to accompany him on an array of exotic explorations, from L.A. and Yemen to Haiti and Ethiopia, from a Bolivian Read More...
Pages: 223

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Cuba and the Night: A Novel by Pico IyerCuba and the Night: A Novel by Pico Iyer
Having captivated readers with such gems of travel writing as Video Night in Kathmandu, Pico Iyer now presents a novel whose central character is another place: the melancholy, ebullient, and dazzlingly Read More...
Pages: 256

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Abandon by Pico IyerAbandon by Pico Iyer
John Macmillan is an Englishman in California studying Sufism, and in particular Rumi, the thirteenth-century Islamic mystic and at present the best-selling poet in America. Traveling to Damascus, he hears Read More...
Pages: 356

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