Peking to Paris

Peking to Paris

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In May 2007, leaving Chinaa€™s Great Wall is Car 84, one of 128 antique autos racing in the Peking to Paris Motor Challenge. Ita€™s guided by one Dina Bennett, the worlda€™s least likely navigator: a daydreamer prone to carsickness, riddled with self-doubt, and married to a thrill-seeking perfectionist who is half-human, half-racecar. What could possibly go wrong? Funny, self-deprecating, and marred by only a few acts of great fortitude, Peking to Paris is first and foremost a voyage of transformation. The reader is swept on a wild, emotional ride, with romance and adversity, torment and triumph. Starting in Beijing, Dina and her husband, Bernard, limp across the Gobi, Siberia, Baltic States, and south to Paris in a 1940 Cadillac LaSalle, while Dina nurses the absurd hope that she can turn herself into a person of courage and patience. Writing for every woman whoa€™s ever doubted herself and any man whoa€™s wondered what the woman traveling with him is thinking, Dina brings the reader with her as she deftly sidesteps rock-throwing Mongolians and locks horns with Russians left over from the Interpol eraa€”not to mention getting a sandstorm facial and racing rabbits on a curvy country road. Come along for the ride with a dashboard diva!It had a long, slender barrel of some deeply tanned wood, black burnished steel fittings, and a manual scope. ... One day Bernard took his Unimog, a monster-size vehicle thata#39;s an adult equivalent of a Tonka truck, far into the mountainsanbsp;...

Title:Peking to Paris
Author: Dina Bennett
Publisher:Skyhorse Publishing, Inc. - 2013-11-20

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