Im Land der Regenbogenschlange

Andreas Altmann

Im Land der Regenbogenschlange

Unterwegs in Australien

320 pages

First day of sale: 13.01.2016
ISBN 978-3-8321-8053-9

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Non-Fiction, about 300 pages
Autumn 2008

"Gripping and wonderfully written."
Frankfurter Allgemeine Zeitung

7,692,030 square kilometres full of tales

Andreas Altmann started off in Sydney and arrived back there three months later. With 25,000 kilometres behind him he returned with a knapsack full of stories about the men and women he met on his journey that reveal much about the life in the world’s sixth largest city. He encounters Erin, the 18-year-old Amazon who left her parent’s home on a motorcycle at the age of 11. Or Jeffrey, the aborigine, who could inherit 5 million dollars, but does not want to. And he meets Fred Brophy, the hero of the outback who roams the area with a tent and a handful of (criminal) prize-fighters.
Once again Andreas Altmann reveals himself to be an exceptionally gifted eye-opener who does not act from a safe distance, but lays himself open: sometimes intense and hot tempered, at other times again reverent and sensitive. Those who read this book will return to Europe wiser, happier, und slightly stunned, with the heart and head full of images and improbabilities.

Andreas Altmann

Andreas Altmann lebt als Auslandsreporter und Reiseschriftsteller in Paris. Bei DuMont erschienen ›Reise durch einen einsamen Kontinent‹ (2007), ›Im Land der Regenbogenschlange‹ (2008), ›Sucht nach Leben‹ (2009), ›Im Land der Freien‹ (DuMont Taschenbuch 2010) und ›Triffst du Buddha, töte ihn!‹ (2010). Andreas Altmann wurde u.a. mit dem Egon-Erwin-Kisch-Preis, dem Seume-Literaturpreis und dem Reisebuch-Preis ausgezeichnet.