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Cities & Countries
Cities & Countries | Roman Payne
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"'Cities & Countries' is a book about travel, about searching and wandering, about finding greatness in the midst of the world." Strange adventures meet Alexis when he wanders far from his familiar home in a quest to become a man of the world. What begins as a search for the "Great City," leads to a wayward and whimsical, romantically poignant, and at times powerfully despairing, jaunt through various cities and countries, far and wide. Along the way, he meets soldiers and hunchbacks, criminals and revolutionaries, madmen and fishermen, goatherds and opium smokers, charlatans, fanatical holy men and beautiful noblemen's daughters. He encounters glory, suffers poverty and loss. Friends and lovers come and go, while youth gives way to wisdom and experience. Payne speaks to us in his unique timeless tone, mixing mythology, realism and allegory to create a stage for an extraordinary drama that blends comedy, tragedy, gritty prose and magical poetry in an exploration of joy and sorrow, hope and despair.
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JoScho
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sudi Love this quote 💜 3w
JoScho @sudi I did too. 🖤😊 3w
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olivia.ferz
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Thanks for the tag @KathrynElise

1. From Kerala, India
2. Does Narnia count?😁 Or if I'm stuck here, then maybe I'll do some travelling and then decide which is a better fit.
3. Ooo, haven't read a book in a while. The last one was in Oxford, I think.
4. The typical Malayali dishes are probably Dosa with sambhar or chutney, Appam with stew, Pathiri....
5. @jenniferw88 @LapReader @wanderinglynn Hey guys! Wanna try this out?

wanderinglynn Ooh, Narnia is a good answer. For fictional places, I‘d have to go with Hogwarts. 🧙🏻‍♀️ 2mo
olivia.ferz @wanderinglynn I completely forgot about Hogwarts!!!😵 Scrap my answer... TAKE ME TO HOGWARTS!!!! WHERE'S MY LETTER?!! 😭😭 2mo
KathrynElise Thanks for playing 😊 Also, fictional places definitely count 💁🏼‍♀️😉 2mo
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AsYouWish
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1. Iowa, USA
2. Scotland, it is my dream to go there one day.
3. Norfolk, England
4. Corn
5. Hello Littens of the world!!! I hope you are having a fabulous day!!!💙💙💙

#frideas @SailorMoon

SailorMoon Thanks for playing!!! 💕🤟🏻🌙 2mo
kezzlou85 Ooh what are you reading set in Norfolk? That's where I live. 2mo
AsYouWish @kezzlou85 That is so cool!! I am reading the tagged book, I haven't gotten very far, but so far I am really liking it. 2mo
kezzlou85 @AsYouWish ooh not heard of that book. Will have to look it up. I hope you continue to enjoy it. 2mo
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suzie.reads
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#hellothursday @wanderinglynn

wanderinglynn Thanks for playing! 🌎 4mo
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Chey12
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Cities were always like people, showing their varying personalities to the traveler. Depending on the city and on the traveler, there might begin a mutual love, or dislike, friendship, or enmity. Where one city will rise a certain individual to glory, it will destroy another who is not suited to its personality. Only through travel can we know where we belong or not, where we are loved and where we are rejected.