Off the Road

Off the Road

A Modern-day Walk Down the Pilgrim's Route Into Spain

Book - 2005
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Off the Road is an unforgettable exploration of the sites that people believe God once touched: the strange fortress said to contain the real secret Adam learned when he bit into the apple; the sites associated with the murderous monks known as the Knights Templar; and the places housing relics ranging from a vial of the Virgin Mary's milk to a sheet of Saint Bartholomew's skin. Along the way, Jack Hitt finds himself persevering by day and bunking down by night with an unlikely and colorful cast of fellow pilgrims -- a Flemish film crew, a drunken gypsy, a draconian Belgian air force officer, a man who speaks no languages, a one-legged pilgrim, and a Welsh family with a mule. In the day-to-day grind of walking under a hot Spanish sun, Jack Hitt and his cohorts not only find occasional good meals and dry shelter but they also stumble upon some fresh ideas about old-time zealotry and modern belief. Off the Road is an engaging and witty travel memoir of an offbeat journey through history that turns into a provocative rethinking of the past.
Publisher: New York : Simon & Schuster Paperbacks, 2005, c1994
Edition: 1st pbk. ed
ISBN: 9780743261111
0743261119
Characteristics: 255 p. : ill., 1 map ; 22 cm

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Sep 11, 2016

Hilarious and informative, written in a "you are there" journalistic style, the characters come to life as the author explores the history of the camino and his own personal journey of faith.

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