By John McCarthy, Brian Keenan
Publish yr note: First released in 1999
In 1986 Brian Keenan and John McCarthy have been compelled to take a trip with out maps. For the following 4 years they have been incarcerated in a Lebanese dungeon. From the clean outlook of a tiny cellphone, with merely one another and some volumes of an old American encyclopaedia to maintain them, they can simply wander the extensive open areas in their mind's eye. To displace the grotesque confines in their lifestyles, they envisaged strolling within the excessive Andes and around the wastes of Patagonia.
Five years after their go back Brian and John selected to commute jointly back to work out how the truth of Chile matched their mind's eye and to revisit their earlier stories. They journeyed through each potential to be had via gigantic empty deserts, verdant plains and barren tundra. among Extremes is the tale of that trip which once again came upon them faraway from domestic, in an unexpected panorama, yet which for the 1st time allowed them to stay via their very own principles.
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