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f r a g i l e


a memoir from Red Mountain Books


When Jeffrey Thomson travels to Costa Rica first at twenty-two, he has no idea he is beginning a journey that will take him years to finish and come close to costing him his life—three times—as he explores the rich landscapes of the tropics, the deserts of the American West, and finally the layered history of the cities of old Europe.


Part globe-trotting adventure story, part meditation on place and beauty, part tragedy, fragile offers an intimate portrait of a man looking for escape but unable to hide from the real threat he unknowingly carries inside his own chest.


My Interview with Heidi Sistare up on Slice
Lovely review of fragile in the Press Herald.
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