Seasons of Sand Sahara

One Man’s Quest to Save a Dying Sahara Village

by Ernst Aebi



Book Details

Language : English
Publication Date : 6/15/2005

Format : Softcover
Dimensions : 5.5x8.5
Page Count : 270
ISBN : 9780595348572

About the Book

This travel memoir tells the true story of one man’s struggle to help a desolate Saharan village lift itself from poverty and into self-sufficiency. “The stuff that dreams are made of—and it’s all real.” —Kirkus Reviews “Seasons of Sand entertains right through its surprise, disturbing ending, and leaves one with a sense of an exotic place and its people—everything that can be asked of a good travel book.” —Brad Newsham, San Francisco Chronicler “Frank and humorous, filled with marvelous people and the details of his own daily life, Aebi’s book tells an original tale.” —Publishers Weekly “With the guts of Hemingway and the erudition of Sir Richard Burton, Aebi’s writing is pure exhilaration. Amazing grace under pressure and a graceful zaniness pressed like wild flowers between so many pages, the result is deeply moving, wildly funny, and profoundly impressive.” —Paul William Roberts, River in the Desert

About the Author

Ernst Aebi is a modern-day swashbuckler with degrees in electronics and political science. A professional artist for many years, he was one of the first loft converters in Manhattan’s SoHo district. He is a member of the Explorers Club; he has four grown children and divides his time between traveling and living in Manhattan, Vermont, and Switzerland.