A Sense of Direction: Pilgrimage for the Restless and the Hopeful, Gideon Lewis-Kraus
  • List: $17.50  |  Sale: $12.25
    Club: $8.75
    • Facebook Share
    • Twitter Share
    • Pinterest Share

Details

A Sense of Direction: Pilgrimage for the Restless and the Hopeful

Author: Gideon Lewis-Kraus

Narrator: Erik Singer

Unabridged: 11 hr 36 min

Format: Digital Audiobook

Publisher: Penguin Audio

Published: 05/10/2012

Genre: Biography & Autobiography - Personal Memoirs

Synopsis

In medieval times, a pilgrimage gave the average Joe his only break from the daily grind. For Gideon Lewis-Kraus, it promises a different kind of escape. Determined to avoid the kind of constraint that kept his father, a gay rabbi, closeted until midlife, he has moved to anything-goes Berlin. But the surfeit of freedom there has begun to paralyze him, and when a friend extends a drunken invitation to join him on an ancient pilgrimage route across Spain, he grabs his sneakers, glad of the chance to be committed to something and someone. 

Irreverent, moving, hilarious, and thought-provoking, A Sense of Direction is Lewis-Kraus's dazzling riff on the perpetual war between discipline and desire, and its attendant casualties. Across three pilgrimages and many hundreds of miles - the thousand-year-old Camino de Santiago, a solo circuit of eighty-eight Buddhist temples on the Japanese island of Shikoku, and, together with his father and brother, an annual mass migration to the tomb of a famous Hasidic mystic in the Ukraine - he completes an idiosyncratic odyssey to the heart of a family mystery and a human dilemma: How do we come to terms with what has been and what is - and find a way forward, with purpose?

Recommended

In Pieces, Sally Field
In Pieces
by Sally Field

List: $25.98

Sale: $18.19

Club: $12.99

Narrator: Sally Field
Published: 09/18/2018

Grateful American A Journey from Self to Service, Gary Sinise
Grateful American
by Gary Sinise

List: $26.99

Sale: $18.89

Club: $13.49

Narrator: Gary Sinise
Published: 02/12/2019

Life Will Be the Death of Me . . . and you too!, Chelsea Handler
Life Will Be the Death of Me
by Chelsea Handler

List: $20.00

Sale: $14.00

Club: $10.00

Narrator: Chelsea Handler
Published: 04/09/2019

Hustle Harder, Hustle Smarter, Curtis 50 Cent Jackson
Hustle Harder, Hustle Smarter
by Curtis "50 Cent" Jackson

List: $23.99

Sale: $16.79

Club: $11.99

Narrator: Curtis "50 Cent" Jackson
Published: 04/28/2020

Over the Top A Raw Journey to Self-Love, Jonathan Van Ness
Over the Top
by Jonathan Van Ness

List: $24.99

Sale: $17.50

Club: $12.49

Narrator: Jonathan Van Ness
Published: 09/24/2019

Inside Out A Memoir, Demi Moore
Inside Out
by Demi Moore

List: $24.99

Sale: $17.50

Club: $12.49

Narrator: Demi Moore
Published: 09/24/2019

Where Do I Begin? Stories from a Life Lived Out Loud, Elvis Duran
Where Do I Begin?
by Elvis Duran

List: $19.99

Sale: $13.99

Club: $9.99

Narrator: Elvis Duran
Published: 10/01/2019

Becoming, Michelle Obama
Becoming
by Michelle Obama

List: $25.00

Sale: $17.50

Club: $12.50

Narrator: Michelle Obama
Published: 11/13/2018

Unorthodox The Scandalous Rejection of My Hasidic Roots, Deborah Feldman
Unorthodox
by Deborah Feldman

List: $23.99

Sale: $16.79

Club: $11.99

Narrator: Rachel Botchan
Published: 03/03/2020
{"id":"896620","ean":"9781101576090","abr":"Unabridged","title":"A Sense of Direction: Pilgrimage for the Restless and the Hopeful","subtitle":"Pilgrimage for the Restless and the Hopeful","author":"Gideon Lewis-Kraus","rating_average":"3.5","narrator":"Erik Singer","ubr_id":"896620","abr_id":"0","ubr_price":"17.50","abr_price":"0.00","ubr_memprice":"11.38","abr_memprice":"0.00","ubr_narrator":"Erik Singer","abr_narrator":"","ubr_length":"Unabridged: 11 hr 37 min","abr_length":"Abridged: "}