The anti-Eat Pray Love – A darkly comic novel about travel, the need to visit as much of the planet as possible and the pressure to have meaningful experiences when you get there.
A brilliant book for anyone who loves to or wants to travel, The Excursionist is both a celebration of visiting new places and a reminder that wherever you go you take yourself with you.
Newly single Jack Kaganagh longs to visit one hundred countries and the join the Travelers' Century Club before his landmark birthday. There is just one problem: Jack's enthusiasm for travel is matched only by his unsuitability to do so.
Travelling alone for the first time following the death of his partner, Kay, he flies to the Coronation Islands, fumbling around in dreamily faraway places in order to tick off his last three countries. He soon discovers that the more of the world he sees, the less he understands. A satirical, darkly comic novel that doesn't just ask big questions about life, The Excursionist makes you want to jump on the plane in search of white sands and turquoise waters.
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