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The Blind Masseuse
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Through personal journeys both interior and across the globe, Alden Jones investigates what motivates us to travel abroad in search of the unfamiliar.
            By way of explorations to Costa Rica, Bolivia, Nicaragua, Cuba, Burma, Cambodia, Egypt, and around the world on a ship, Jones chronicles her experience as a young American traveler while pondering her role as an outsider in the cultures she temporarily inhabits. Her wanderlust fuels a strong, high-adventure story and, much in the vein of classic travel literature, Jones's picaresque tale of personal evolution informs her own transitions, rites of passage, and understandings of her place as a citizen of the world. With sharp insight and stylish prose, Jones asks: Is there a right or wrong way to travel? The Blind Masseuse concludes that there is, but that it's not always black and white.

Table of Contents

  1. Cover
  2. pp. 1-1
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  1. Title Page, About the Publisher, Copyright, Dedication
  2. pp. 2-7
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  1. Contents
  2. pp. 8-11
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  1. Introduction - The Charm of the Unfamiliar
  2. pp. 3-8
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  1. Lard Is Good for You (Costa Rica)
  2. pp. 9-24
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  1. A Normal American Life (New York)
  2. pp. 25-37
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  1. Coke Is It (Bolivia)
  2. pp. 38-56
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  1. The Blind Masseur (Costa Rica)
  2. pp. 57-68
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  1. One Side of the Story (Nicaragua)
  2. pp. 69-86
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  1. The Answer Was No (Cuba)
  2. pp. 87-104
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  1. This Is Not a Cruise (Around the World)
  2. pp. 105-129
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  1. How to Be a Tourist (Cambodia)
  2. pp. 130-157
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  1. The Burmese Dreams Series (Burma)
  2. pp. 157-165
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  1. I Know What You Did in Egypt, A Letter to Gustave Flaubert (Egypt)
  2. pp. 166-178
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  1. Afterword
  2. pp. 179-182
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  1. Acknowledgments
  2. pp. 183-184
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