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The Amazing Story of the Man Who Cycled from India to Europe for Love
By (author): Per J Andersson Translated by: Anna Holmwood
9781786072085 Paperback, Trade English General Trade BIOGRAPHY & AUTOBIOGRAPHY / Personal Memoirs Mar 23, 2018
$22.50 CAD
Active 5.19 x 7.79 x 0.89 in 304 pages Oneworld Publications
Pradyumna Kumar, aka PK, was born into a poor, untouchable family in a small village in eastern India. Throughout his childhood he kept a palm leaf bearing an astrologer’s prophecy: ‘You will marry a girl who is not from the village, not even from the country; she will be musical, own a jungle and be born under the sign of the ox’. Incredibly, it was a prophecy that would come true, but only after the most remarkable journey that would take PK, armed with only a handful of paintbrushes and a second-hand bicycle, from the jungles of eastern India to the forests of Sweden. Part reportage, part travel narrative and part memoir, The Amazing Story of the Man Who Cycled from India to Europe for Love is the extraordinary, life-affirming true story that has captured imaginations around the world.

Per J Andersson is a writer and journalist. He is the co-founder of Sweden's most well-known traveller's magazine Vagabond, and has been visiting India for the last 30 years. He lives in Stockholm. Anna Holmwood translates literature from Swedish and Chinese into English. She lives in Malmo, Sweden.

‘Charming…epic…a journey repeatedly facilitated by the kindness of strangers, but also fraught with danger and pitfalls…[a] 7,000-mile journey across continents, lasting almost five months – all in the name of love.’

'A feel-good story that’s so feel-good it makes other feel-good stories feel bad.'

'Often filled with sumptuous prose'

'A beautiful, epic tale of love and perseverance'

‘A must-read because you won’t find any other love story that is so beautiful, touching, and – above all – true’

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