Wild Coast: Travels on South America's Untamed Edge

Author(s): John Gimlette

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Between the Orinoco and the Amazon lies a fabulous forested land, barely explored. Much of Guiana seldom sees sunlight, and new species are often tumbling out of the dark trees. Beautiful and occasionally brutal, it is one of the great forgotten corners of the Earth: the Wild Coast. The author sets off along this coast, gathering up its story.


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"'A completely fascinating book. It opens up a forgotten corner of the world with tremendous flair and shrewd observation' (William Boyd) 'Wild Coast is funny, intelligent, revelatory' (Joseph O'Neill, author of Netherland) 'A moving, often humorous, and thoroughly enjoyable account that works as both a wartime recollection and travelogue' (Booklist) 'Great for those interested in Guyanese history, or those looking to explore a South America far from the well-trodden Gringo trail' (Ianthe Butt, Real Travel)"

John Gimlette has travelled to over sixty countries and has published several books to critical acclaim, including At the Tomb of the Inflatable Pig and is a winner of the Shiva Naipaul Memorial Prize. He contributes regularly to radio and print media including the Guardian, Telegraph, The Times, Independent, Wanderlust and Geographical.

General Fields

  • : 9781846682537
  • : Profile Books Ltd
  • : Profile Books Ltd
  • : January 2012
  • : 198mm X 129mm
  • : United Kingdom
  • : April 2012
  • : books

Special Fields

  • : John Gimlette
  • : Paperback
  • : 1
  • : 918.8043
  • : 384
  • : Illustrations