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

ANDREAS ALTMANN
IM LAND DER
REGENBOGENSCHLANGE.
Unterwegs in Australien/
IN THE LAND OF THE
RAINBOW SERPENT. Travels in
Australia

Non-Fiction, about 300 pages
Autumn 2008, new in paperback autumn 2018

“If there is a German travel book author from the calibre of a Bruce Chatwin, then it is Andreas Altmann.” - Die Welt

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 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 eyeopener
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. www.andreas-altmann.com