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Off the Deep End: Travels in Forgotten Frontiers

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In search of literary history and adventure, Tony Perrottet leaves behind the chaotic crowds of Manhattan for the far reaches of Europeon settlements where he explores the secret histories and strange connections of forgotten corners of the world.The entertaining tales of his obsessive travels to Tierra del Fuego, Thursday Island, St.Petersburg, and other places are pepper ...more
Paperback, 288 pages
Published August 1st 1997 by HarperCollins Australia
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Deborah Ideiosepius
Excellent travel book that is a lot of fun to read:

This is a very enjoyable, very readable, very entertaining collection of personal experiences. In a way it is a little like a short story collection in that each chapter is a single travel experience. They alternate between stories of remote places the author has traveled to and equally bizarre stories of the life he and his partner live in New York as Australians abroad.

Firstly, I have to say that the tiny tales of Manhattan are vivid and amusi
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Alden
Dec 03, 2015 rated it liked it
Iceland and Australia sound great, NYC not so much.

Perrottet says, in the saga of getting his green card, that he doesn't have much luck, but frankly I think he used up his luck surviving many of these episodes.
Amy Mulcahy
Sep 07, 2014 rated it it was amazing
My absolute favourite travel book. I've read & re-read it over the years. It inspired me to travel to a lot of the places he writes about.
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