Pre-Order Ground Zero (Autographed Limited Edition)



Ground Zero: When the Journey Takes You Home

After ten years wandering the world, Agustinus Wibowo has finally come home. He is now forced to face a reality that he has always feared. His mother is on the brink of death, as cancer ravages her body.

Not unlike Scherazade who reads through one thousand and one tales over as many nights, the traveller recounts his journey to his ailing mother, who has barely ever left their little village in Java, Indonesia.

He talks about the illusory homeland of China, the holy Tibet, the spiritual Nepal, the dramatic India, the struggling Pakistan, and the surviving Afghanistan. And along with these stories, his mother finally finds a voice to recount her own life journey. Fragments of their lives come together, two distinctive roads spanning time and distance only to converge, to become a heart-wrenching tale of love and survival.

“Relating his travels to his dying mother, Wibowo beautifully captures the bittersweet experience of solo travel.  The excitement of discovery, the shadow of a changeling identity and the low-grade thrum of the road not taken combine to produce this lyrical journey through time and place.”
–Elizabeth Pisani,
author of Indonesia Etc.: Exploring the Improbable Nation

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 Product Details
PublisherGramedia Pustaka Utama
Weight0.40 kg
Country of ManufactureIndonesia
SupplierGramedia Pustaka Utama, Pt. (Gpu) – Cgi Tax Gam
Publish DateNov 2, 2015

About Agustinus Wibowo

Agustinus is an Indonesian travel writer and travel photographer. Agustinus started a “Grand Overland Journey” in 2005 from Beijing and dreamed to reach South Africa totally by land with an optimistic budget of US$2000. His journey has taken him across Himalaya, South Asia, Afghanistan, Iran, and ex-Soviet Central Asian republics. He was stranded and stayed three years in Afghanistan until 2009. He is now a full-time writer and based in Jakarta, Indonesia. Contact: Website | More Posts

3 Comments on Pre-Order Ground Zero (Autographed Limited Edition)

  1. Selamat ya Mas Agustinus. Saya masih menanti buku tentang PNG-nya. segera hadir.

  2. Yeaaa. Saya sudah pesan Mas Agustinus ^_^


  3. gimana caranya preorder buku ini lewat sich ?
    sy sdh masuk ke situsnya tp stlh langkah belanja ngisi quantity dan kereta belanja terisi mandeg. gak tahu selanjutnya. gimana bayarnya (sy pilih ATM TRANSFER)? jg nantinya konfirm payment n pemesan?
    hiks can anyone help me? please

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