Road to nowhere: The Polish writer who exiled himself to Siberia
Polish journalist Jacek Hugo-Bader undertakes arduous expeditions to remotest Russia, living with the people he writes about. In his acclaimed book 'White Fever,' he chronicles an epic road trip to Siberia, which was both life-affirming and death-defying.
It was a touching scene. A bunch of Poles surrounded Jacek Hugo-Bader. Most were fairly elderly and stooped over, and the youthful, tall and lanky writer towered above them. The conversation in Polish was conducted in the formal and polite third person: “Would the gentleman be so kind as to please sign...” “Perhaps the gentleman knows...” “Perhaps the gentleman...
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