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The Resource Neon pilgrim : a memoir of walking Japan's henro michi, Lisa Dempster

Neon pilgrim : a memoir of walking Japan's henro michi, Lisa Dempster

Label
Neon pilgrim : a memoir of walking Japan's henro michi
Title
Neon pilgrim
Title remainder
a memoir of walking Japan's henro michi
Statement of responsibility
Lisa Dempster
Creator
Author
Subject
Genre
Language
eng
Summary
During a culture-shocked exchange year in Japan, fifteen-year-old Lisa Dempster's imagination is ignited by the story of the henro michi, an arduous 1200 kilometre Buddhist pilgrimage through the mountains of Japan. Perfectly suiting the romantic view of herself as a dusty, travel-worn explorer (well, one day), she promises to return to Japan and walk the henro michi, one way or another, as soon as humanely possible. Fast-forward thirteen years, and Lisa's life is vastly different to what she pictured it would be. Severely depressed, socially withdrawn, overweight, on the dole and living with her mum, she is 28 and miserable. And then, completely by chance, the henro michi comes back into her life, through a book at her local library. It's a sign. She decides then and there to go back to Japan almost immediately: to walk the henro michi, and walk herself back to health. Brushing aside the barriers that other people might find daunting -- the 1200km of mountainous terrain, the sweltering Japanese summer, the fact she has no money and has never done a multi-day hike before -- Lisa is determined to walk the pilgrimage, or die trying
Biography type
contains biographical information
Cataloging source
ANL
http://library.link/vocab/creatorName
Dempster, Lisa
Dewey number
915.23
Illustrations
maps
Index
no index present
Literary form
non fiction
http://library.link/vocab/subjectName
  • Dempster, Lisa
  • Dempster, Lisa
  • Buddhist temples
  • Buddhist pilgrims and pilgrimages
  • Shikoku Region (Japan)
  • Shikoku Region (Japan)
Target audience
adult
Label
Neon pilgrim : a memoir of walking Japan's henro michi, Lisa Dempster
Instantiates
Publication
Copyright
Note
Originally published: Aduki Independent Press, 2009
Carrier category
volume
Carrier category code
  • nc
Carrier MARC source
rdacarrier
Content category
  • cartographic image
  • text
  • still image
Content type code
  • cri
  • txt
  • sti
Content type MARC source
  • rdacontent
  • rdacontent
  • rdacontent
Control code
000060702012
Dimensions
24 cm.
Extent
298 pages
Isbn
9781925384956
Isbn Type
(paperback)
Media category
unmediated
Media MARC source
rdamedia
Media type code
  • n
Other physical details
map
System control number
(OCoLC)989063836
Label
Neon pilgrim : a memoir of walking Japan's henro michi, Lisa Dempster
Publication
Copyright
Note
Originally published: Aduki Independent Press, 2009
Carrier category
volume
Carrier category code
  • nc
Carrier MARC source
rdacarrier
Content category
  • cartographic image
  • text
  • still image
Content type code
  • cri
  • txt
  • sti
Content type MARC source
  • rdacontent
  • rdacontent
  • rdacontent
Control code
000060702012
Dimensions
24 cm.
Extent
298 pages
Isbn
9781925384956
Isbn Type
(paperback)
Media category
unmediated
Media MARC source
rdamedia
Media type code
  • n
Other physical details
map
System control number
(OCoLC)989063836

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