Literature had a long association with tours in and away to far off places. Here I have selected top 4 current literatures that would transport you to some far away land.
i) ‘Confession of the Lioness’: Writer Mia Couto
Man-eater lionesses are targeting the ladies of a remote Mozambique village and this compelling novel would provide a real life picture of the place.
ii) ‘Flood of Fire’: Writer Amitav Ghosh
Story backdrop is the bitter fought Opium War (1839-42) between China and imperialist Britain and Ghosh did a splendid job to give life to various characters and countries.
iii) ‘The Oregon Trail’: Writer Rinker Buck
Now this is an interesting journey detail of a 21st century American traveler Rinker Buck, who recounts his love for a slow exploration of his country. A mule-pulled box wagon following the Oregon Trail, from Missouri to Pacific Ocean; would give a blended feeling of bygone era and current times.
iv) ‘The Good Shufu’: Writer Tracy Slater
This is an interesting cross-culture memoir by Bostonian Tracy Slater who wed a Japanese while on an English teaching assignment and became a ‘shufu’ or a traditional housewife.
The books are grand delights for novel and tour lovers. Hope the novels would inspire you to take more such trips inside the unfathomable stretches of the unknown.