Chasing the Sea : Lost Among the Ghosts of Empire in Central Asia

Author(s): Tom Bissell


In 1996, Tom Bissell went to Uzbekistan as a Peace Corps volunteer. Though he lasted only a few months before illness and personal crisis forced him home, Bissell found himself entranced by this remote land. Five years later he returned to explore the shrinking Aral Sea, destroyed by Soviet irrigation policies. Joining up with an exuberant translator named Rustam, Bissell slips more than once through the clutches of the Uzbek police as he makes his often wild way to the devastated sea.

In Chasing the Sea, Bissell combines the story of his travels with a beguiling chronicle of Uzbekistan

2004. A near fine copy only marked by a previous owners name sticker to the front page.


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General Fields

  • : 9780375727542
  • : Vintage Books
  • : Vintage Books
  • : January 2004
  • : books

Special Fields

  • : 388
  • : very good
  • : Paperback
  • : Tom Bissell