Friday, April 29, 2011

upcoming: WOR(L)DS APART by Smitha Murthy + Dorothee Lang


very excited to share this news:

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Slated to release Summer 2011 by Folded Word:

WOR(L)DS APART:
The Intersecting Journeys of Friends Who Never Met

by Smitha Murthy and Dorothee Lang

In the global world, a traveler from Europe and a teacher from Asia meet in the web, share their journeys, and the joys, longings, and life lessons that wait along the road. A dialogue across continents and cultures unfolds, captured in letters that reach from China and India to Germany and the Mediterranean Sea.
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more about our book, here in the brand new book blog: "WOR(L)DS APART"

whenever i look at the book cover, i remember this line from a conversation in India - i think it was in Varanasi, with a woman who came from a trekking tour, and knew she would return to the place. "Good journeys don't end," she said. i noted the words in my mini-travel-diary, without realizing their full meaning. back then, i had no idea that sometimes, they even turn into folded words.

big THANKS to Jessi Graustein at Folded Word for picking up this word journey, and now turning it into a book. which again, isn't the end of the journey - the blog will be open to further destinations. here are the lines from the Folded Word announcement:

"Our new WOR(L)DS APART blog is devoted to building an online community around the book "WOR(L)DS APART: Intersecting Journeys of Friends Who Never Met" by Smitha Murthy and Dorothee Lang. This book is part travel narrative, part life narrative. It documents the development of a friendship across cultures, space, time, and language. You can find an excerpt on the blog, with more excerpts and interaction opportunities coming soon."
and great to read about the other upcoming titles from Folded Word, especially Freight from Mel Bosworth, and Girl, Wolf, Bones from Nora Nadjarian, both fellow authors. for the full announcement, click here: "New Titles New Blogs".

4 comments:

jkdavies said...

this sounds wonderful! Last year I met up with a whole group of people I only knew online, and this year I have already met another two, and hoping for more. It is interesting to see how people match their "voice"

Michael Solender said...

a remarkably cool concept and project - well done dorothee!

Dorothee Lang said...

thanks! i am really excited about it, and can't wait to share it. it feels good to announce it now - there is a longer thread on facebook, too, with comments and notes, here:
http://on.fb.me/iWp2zn

Rose Hunter said...

Super Dorothee. :) :) Super duper AWESOME.