Travels Real and Imaginary
ISBN10: 1571312595 ISBN13: 9781571312594 Publisher: Milkweed Editions Published: Sep 1 2001 Pages: 346 Weight: 1.20lbs. Height: 8.75" Width: 6.00" Depth: 1.00" Edition: 1st Edition Language: English
Bill Holm, often called the bard of the Midwest, takes readers on an excursion to islands both real and symbolic. He journeys to five physical islands: Iceland, Madagascar, Molokai, Isla Mujeres, and Mallard Island. And he travels to conceptual islands, including the Necessary Island of the Imagination, the whimsical Piano Island (located in a man-made lake under the atrium of an upscale hotel in the far interior of China), and the acute isolation of the Island of Pain. Writing with the mind-set of a 19th-century traveler for whom the journey is as important as the destination, Holm appeals to the traveler and the philosopher in everyone."