This wonderful creation landed on my lap a few months ago and now I am very pleased to tell you about it.
This overview says it all –
“In 2011, a young girl left her home to travel the world as a volunteer farmer. She immediately lost most of her money, lost sight of her plans, and lost touch with who she had thought she was. This book serves as a whirlwind tour of her story and the people in it, from gutter-punks to gurus in French bakeries or Californian coastal communes. A love story, a horror story, a near-mythological nuptial with the land, this book insists upon the goodness of the world’s poor and reckless wanderers with starry eyes and helping hands. Equal parts memoir, anthropological study, and philosophical essay, this genre-bending how-to guide is an ecological, economical, and international plea to stop worrying, quit your job, and start searching”.
It that doens’t whet your appetite here are the first lines –
“The old woman enters the room. She wears her hair like a helmet. Her hard eyes are the
wings of hawks framing her straight, long nose. Les prunes sont tombées, she says, and gives
me a hand shovel. Ramasse les prunes. We stare at each other for several seconds without
It’s amazing… It can hardly say WWOOF any louder! Find it here –