- Tapa blanda: 166 páginas
- Editor: Createspace Independent Pub (11 de febrero de 2014)
- Idioma: Inglés
- ISBN-10: 1495493326
- ISBN-13: 978-1495493324
- Valoración media de los clientes: 4 opiniones de clientes
- Clasificación en los más vendidos de Amazon: nº744.209 en Libros en idiomas extranjeros (Ver el Top 100 en Libros en idiomas extranjeros)
A Thousand Miles from Nowhere: A Hippy Trip of Discovery (Inglés) Tapa blanda – 11 feb 2014
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When Saffron embarks on a road trip in the 1980s, her mission is to blot out the pain of a devastating love affair. A journey of experimentation and passion awaits her in Spain. On this voyage of hedonism and excitement, Saffron embarks on a series of affairs and dangerous relationships.
As Saffron hurtles from moments of darkness and drug-induced insanity to laughter and comical encounters, will she discover one can never escape from oneself?
Biografía del autor
Saffron Mello Castro has lived in Spain on and off since she first moved out with her family in 1986. She has always enjoyed writing and finds it a hugely cathartic experience.
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An unexpected change in Saffron's life finds her leaving England, with no great plan or sense of direction other than to enjoy a change in her life. With four others drawn together by the thread of friendship, they soon discover that friendship, travelling and living together in a small camper does not necessarily equate to harmony. Experimenting in various ways with the freedom of living, freedom of loving and trying to gain freedom from angst, does not bring the longed-for peace. It is at those times that we are given glimpses into the vulnerability of the author beyond the facade she tries to hide behind, as she reflects on her actions and how these might have affected others, particularly her family.
Saffron writes with an honesty that matches the intensity of the emotion she is desperately trying to avoid confronting. A compelling read, descriptively written, drawing the reader in as if they are experiencing her lifestyle and emotions.
Page after page... chapter after chapter... and I wished I was heading along on the road trip with "Saff" and her eclectic mix of "friends".
The story follows Saff as she is trying to come to terms with a broken heart. As part of her healing process, she finds herself in Spain... bombing along with various groups of people... exploring drink and drugs... and plenty of sex with hot men too!
There are some very colourful characters in the book, from Mat with his dreads and accompanying dog Norman, to Adam the long term friend. Saff gets into all manner of scrapes, but there is none of the normal travelling stories that you would find elsewhere.
I would recommend this book to anyone thinking of throwing caution to the wind and heading off on a backpacking holiday. It certainly isn't a sales pitch - far from it - but it gives plenty of inspiration and more than a few warnings.
Is this a travel book? Not really. Is this is a romance novel? Kind of but only slightly. Is this addictive? Most definitely.
If I had to say one negative comment, it was that the ending wasn't to my taste... but I am not your usual reader... so don't let that put you off.
Highly recommended for those of us that wished we'd travelled more as youngsters... and those that did it and want to relive it in full technicolour.
It took me on a real life, adventurous, exciting, funny and (at times) sad journey, and it was oddly easy to identify with the main character. An emotional rollercoaster ...this book left me with itchy feet and a feeling of nostalgia. Definetly a highly recommendable book for anyone who is looking for some serious but realistic escapism. I do hope Saffron Mello Castro will come up with a sequel ?