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Pass the Butterworms

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Pass the Butterworms

Remote Journeys Oddly Rendered

By Tim Cahill

Vintage, Paperback, 9780375701115, 304pp.

Publication Date: March 31, 1998

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In Pass the Butterworms, Cahill takes us to the steppes of Mongolia, where he spends weeks on horseback alongside the descendants of Genghis Khan and masters the Mongolian death trot; to the North Pole, where he goes for a pleasure dip in the 36-degree water; to Irian Jaya New Guinea, where he spends a companionable evening with members of one of the last head-hunting tribes. Whether observing family values among the Stone Age Dani people, or sampling delicacies like sauteed sago beetle and premasticated manioc beer, Cahill is a fount of arcane information and a master of self-deprecating humor.
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