Walk This Way

by Duncan McNamara
Walk This Way
  • ISBN-13: 9781915316257
  • Author(s): Duncan McNamara
  • Subject: Travel writing
  • Publisher: Headpress
  • Imprint: Oil On Water Press
  • Publication Date: 14-09-2023
  • Format: p/b

Availability: In stock

£12.99
Following an unexpected discovery during a bout of lockdown-inspired spring cleaning, Duncan McNamara, soon to turn 30, leaves a distinctly average academic career for the Camino de Santiago, an ancient and dangerous trail of 500 miles across Spain's Pyrenees Mountains. He carries only a rucksack of largely useless items, and while not particularly religious, begins to count himself among the saints, sinners and scholars who have hiked the scrubland before him. His sole purpose, like theirs, is to reach the end and kneel before a Saint. Absurd, sensual and deeply poignant, the world of 'The Way' provides a fascinatingly personal series of incidents to match Duncan's idiosyncratic path. Readers, who have no idea what they're getting themselves into, will find themselves cheering for this first-person adventure filled with unlikely detours.
About the book

Following an unexpected discovery during a bout of lockdown-inspired spring cleaning, Duncan McNamara, soon to turn 30, leaves a distinctly average academic career for the Camino de Santiago, an ancient and dangerous trail of 500 miles across Spain's Pyrenees Mountains. He carries only a rucksack of largely useless items, and while not particularly religious, begins to count himself among the saints, sinners and scholars who have hiked the scrubland before him. His sole purpose, like theirs, is to reach the end and kneel before a Saint. Absurd, sensual and deeply poignant, the world of 'The Way' provides a fascinatingly personal series of incidents to match Duncan's idiosyncratic path. Readers, who have no idea what they're getting themselves into, will find themselves cheering for this first-person adventure filled with unlikely detours.