What happens when cable televangelism and gay pride collide on an isolated Polynesian island? When Tolkien’s Lord of the Rings trilogy arrives in newly independent Kazakhstan? When DNA tests confirm the existence of a fabled lost tribe of Israel?
In this series of alternately hilarious and poignant tales, journalist Gayle Forman takes readers to the physical and cultural fringes of the earth as she communes with lovelorn transvestites, persecuted punk rockers, unemployed prostitutes, and guerrilla linguists, all of whom show her—and us—the human side of globalization. Traveling with her husband, Forman also takes her own relationship to the edge, offering an extremely personal picture of marriage under the influence of wanderlust.