Never Mind the Bullocks : One Girl's 10,000km Adventure Around India in the World's Cheapest Car
- ÜRÜNÜN BULUNDUĞU ŞUBELERİMİZ
"Terrific and terrifying in equal measure: a life-affirming, death-welcoming journey around the world's most dangerous roads in a wheeled toaster oven."—Tim Moore, author of French Revolutions
"Vanessa Able is doggedly intrepid, deliciously acerbic, keenly inquisitive and quite possibly mental."—Time Out India
Newly single travel writer Vanessa Able is back home living with her parents when she hatches an idea she hopes will set her life on a new trajectory. She's going to drive the circumference of India in the cheapest car in the world, the Tata Nano, symbol of the aspirations of India's new, rising middle class.
What ensues is a hilarious, high-octane adventure. Taking any help she can get—from loopy spiritual gurus to professional driving instructors—she drives her way around an alien road network through India's white-knuckle traffic. Narrowly escaping death by truck, she also comes to appreciate the true kings of the dusty tarmac: the bullocks. En route, she falls hopelessly in love with a mathematician named Thor who might be the worst driver she's ever met. Will they survive unexpected sheep-jams, a car full of elephant slime, and the endless cacophony of horns?
Vanessa Able began her travel-writing career as a correspondent for an English-language weekly in post-Saddam Iraq. She then settled in Turkey where she became editor-in-chief of Time Out Istanbul. Able has written for National Geographic Traveler, Esquire, and the New York Times. Her love affair with driving continued as she drove a Yugo through Serbia, a Chevy through the American deserts, and a pimped-out Jeep Grand Cherokee in the abysmal traffic of Mexico City. Vanessa lives between Rome and Jersey with her husband, Thor.