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Bandits of Madagascar

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by Lawrence Winkler  CA Canada

July 7, 2018   |    772 reads    |   0 comments

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Bandits of Madagascar - Book coverMadagascar is a drug. Between its dazzling culture and biosphere—ninety percent of its species found nowhere else—everything is beautiful. But nothing is possible.
The world’s fourth largest island is also its fourth most corrupt nation. The rivers run red.

Author's Note: 

In the spring of 2016, Robyn and I flew thirty hours over three continents, to begin a three-week singular adventure across this 4000-kilometer-long island.
The roads eviscerated us. The poverty broke our hearts. The terrain still follows us, like a spider web stranded in our peripheral vision.
In Madagascar, we discovered myths of man-eating trees and elephant birds and pygmy hippopotami and pirates and slaves, encountered lemurs and chameleons and crocodile caves and cattle rustlers and rosewood and rickshaws, consumed local fois gras and rum, and brought home sapphires and silk and solicitude.
This is a lonely book, in the beginning, and the middle and at the end, because of what is always lurking, just over your shoulder.
Thar be bandits.

About The Author

Lawrence Winkler is a physician, traveler, and natural philosopher. As a young man, he hitchhiked around the world, for five transformative years. His middle age morphed from medicine to manuscript, passionately documenting one man’s journey through life, in all its beauty and complexity. He lives on Vancouver Island, and the Coromandel Peninsula of New Zealand, with Robyn, tending their gardens and vineyards, and dreams.

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