by Sara Wheeler
Far & Away: How Travel Can Change the World is a collection of pieces by the American essayist Andrew Solomon (Chatto, £25). Antarctica to Afghanistan, Solomon observes the world and reflects what he sees both on himself and on his own country. Resilience, hope, flux: Solomon has an outsider’s eagle eye. A dazzling volume.
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