Paper Mountains

Paper Mountains When Jonathan Maiullo Landed In Armenia, He Had No Idea What He Was Getting Himself Into He Couldn T Read The Alphabet, He Didn T Speak The Language And He Was None Too Con Dent In His Ability To Teach English As He D Been Sent There To Do As Jonathan Or Jon Jan Bumbles Through Lessons About Hospitality, Tan Carbonated Buttermilk And Oghi Homemade Fruit Brandy He Comes To Understand Why His Benevolent Hosts Are So Ercely Proud Of Their Country This Diary Offers The Unique Opportunity To Experience A Beautiful And Culturally Impressive Country For The Rst Time Jonathan S Long Walks Carry The Reader Across Mountainous Armenia From Alpine Lake Sevan Down Into The Biblical Ararat Plain, From A Peaceful Religious Festival Into The Turbulent Nagorno Karabagh Con Ict Each New Insight, Each Revalation In Acculuration Is Celebrated With The Reader In This Direct Account Of Life In An Unfamiliar Place That Eventually Became Home.About The AuthorJonathan Maiullo First Went To Armenia In 2008 He Spent The Next Two Years Rambling Over The Country On Foot Whenever He Wasn T Teaching His English Classes In Yeghegnadzor He Has Since Lived And Worked As An English Teacher In Several Countries, But Has Never Quite Been Able To Shake The Memories Of The The Edenic World He Found Somewhere Between Goris And Gyumri, Which As Invariably Led Him To Visit Many Armenian Enclaves Worldwide, If Only To Renew His Familiarity With The Musical Language And Search For The Illusive Boboki Muraba Sweet Green Walnut Preserves. My .com review Jon perfectly captures the feeling of living in Armenia as a foreigner, and especially as a Peace Corps volunteer, living in small communities in sometimes out of the way places He represents the feeling of isolation and loneliness of living in a country and culture not your own, as well as the surprising feeling of belonging and longing that comes after living forthan two years in a community where you thought you d always be a stranger.Many times I laughed often My .com review Jon perfectly captures the feeling of living in Armenia as a foreigner, and especially as a Peace Corps volunteer, living in small communities in sometimes out of the way places He represents the feeling of isolation and loneliness of living in a

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  • Paperback
  • 164 pages
  • Paper Mountains
  • Jonathan Maiullo
  • English
  • 08 March 2017
  • 1909382299