This unique travel book on the unexplored Brazil follows A J Lees’ acclaimed Mentored by a Madman: The William Burroughs Experiment. Part travelogue, part memoir, Lees paints a portrait of an elusive Brazil, and a flawed explorer whose doomed mission ruined lives.Read more
This is a book about daydreams, melancholy and nostalgia in the very best sense. It is also dramatic travelogue, from boyhood fantasy about an imagined Brazil to its flawed but life-transforming reality.
This book is about the quest for a place that, like the mythical Lake Parima on ancient maps of South America, is only an illusion. Following in the maddening footsteps of the lost explorer Percy Harrison Fawcett, Andrew Lees explores his own life, and his longing for the deepest places of the mind and the remotest places on Earth. The trip is beautiful even if, in the end, that place is nowhere to be found.