Escape From Kathmandu

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Tom Doherty Associates, Jun 3, 2000 - Fiction - 319 pages
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Living in the city of Kathmandu in the Kingdom of Nepal are dozens of American and British expatriates who are in love with the Himalayas. George Fergusson is one of them--he works as a trek guide for "Take You Higher, Ltd.", leading groups of tourists into the back country and occasionally assisting on serious climbs. George "Freds" Fredericks is another--a tall, easy-going American who converted to Buddhism while in college. He visited Nepal one year and never went home.

The adventures started when George and Freds got together over the capture of a Yeti--an abominable snowman--by a scientific expedition. The thought of such a wild and mysterious creature in captivity--in prison--was too much for them to bear. And in freeing the Yeti, a great partnership was born. George and Freds will go on to greater heights as they explore the mysteries of Nepal, from Shangri-La to Kathmandu's governmental bureaucracy, in Escape from Kathmandu by Kim Stanley Robinson.

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User Review  - HenriMoreaux - LibraryThing

I don't recall how I ended up buying this book, I think it may have been mentioned in another book I was reading late 2015. At any rate, reading the blurb it sounds like a bizarre book and a waste of ... Read full review

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User Review  - gypsysmom - LibraryThing

This is one of Kim Stanley Robinson’s older works. Written in 1989 it predates his famous Mars Trilogy but it shows his gift for placing unforgettable characters in astonishing places. Robinson did ... Read full review

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Kim Stanley Robinson was born in 1952. A native Californian, he is the author of the Nebula Award-winning Red Mars and several other highly regarded SF novels, including his acclaimed Three Californias trilogy.

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