Book: Voyagers by Philip Spires
categories: Book, Short Story, Fiction, Asia, Europe, Journey, Brunei, Yugoslavia, Italy, Turkey, Sri Lanka, England, Travel
Philip Spires about this book: Voyagers is a set of short stories loosely based on a theme of travel. In Brunei, a teacher discovers his future is less than secure after a trip into the rain forest. Meanwhile an Australian couple are initiated into a new culture when they attend a work colleague's wedding. Memories of a trip to Vietnam come all the way home to a group of old blokes in a Spanish bar, while an aid worker in Sri Lanka seeks advice on a tricky situation.
A cultural tour of Italy turns on aesthetics and a dream journey to Turkey becomes less than wondrous when assumptions are questioned. In the old Yugoslavia, a group of explorers find that a quiet bar may contain a threat, but would you believe this man? In England, an idyllic Devon seaside village reveals lives less than perfect, while in London an aged writer meets a revolutionary leader with a score to settle. And in a distant future, but nowhere special, a traveller finds that not only luggage can go missing.
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