By Daniel Kalder

ISBN-10: 0743289943

ISBN-13: 9780743289948

Daniel Kalder belongs to a different workforce: the anti-tourists. Sworn to uphold the mysterious tenets of The Shymkent Declarations, the anti-tourist seeks out the darkish, misplaced zones of our planet, eschewing convenience, embracing starvation and hallucinations, and constantly touring on the mistaken time of 12 months. In Lost Cosmonaut, Kalder visits destinations that almost all folks do not even comprehend exist -- Tatarstan, Kalmykia, Mari El, and Udmurtia. He loves those areas simply because nobody else does, simply because each person else passes them by means of.

A story of event, dialog, boredom, and commentary -- sometimes superior by means of an overactive mind's eye -- Kalder finds a global of hidden towns, misplaced rites, mail-order brides, computer weapons, mutants, and chilly, chilly vacancy. within the desolate tract wastelands of Kalmykia, he stumbles upon New Vasyuki, the single urban on the planet devoted to chess. In Mari El, domestic to Europe's final pagan state, he meets the executive Druid and participates in an old ceremony; whereas within the bleak commercial badlands of Udmurtia, Kalder searches for Mikhail Kalashnikov, inventor of the AK-47, and inadvertently turns into a television famous person. An unorthodox mixture of remarkable tales woven including interesting heritage, atypical locations, or even stranger humans, Lost Cosmonaut is poetic and profane, hilarious and but oddly heartwarming, strange or even academic. in brief, it is the excellent consultant to the main alien planet in our cosmos: Earth.

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