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Last Places: A Journey in the North

Last Places: A Journey in the North
Author: Lawrence Millman
ISBN 13: 9780618082483
ISBN 10: 618082484
Edition: Reprint
Publisher: Mariner Books
Publication Date: 2000-11-20
Format: Paperback
Pages: 242
List Price: $15.95

A classic of northern exploration and adventure, LAST PLACES is Lawrence Millman's marvelously told account of his journey along the ancient Viking sea routes that extend from Norway to Newfoundland. Traveling through landscapes of transcendent desolation, Millman wandered by way of the Shetland Islands, the Faeroes, Iceland, Greenland, and Labrador. His way was marked by surprising human encounters—with a convicted murderer in Reykjavik, an Inuit hermit in Greenland, an Icelandic guide who leads him to a place called Hell, and a Newfoundlander who warns him about the local variant of the Abominable Snowman. By turns earthy and lyrical, LAST PLACES is an ebullient celebration of the exotic North.

Publishers Weekly

The author retraces the Vikings' route from Norway to Newfoundland and Labrador. ``Millman's descriptive writing borders on the florid, but he captures the beauty and fragility of an austere landscape,'' said PW. (Jan.)