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Author: David Good Narrator: David Good Publisher: HarperCollins Format: Unabridged Audiobook Delivery: Instant Download Audio Length: Release Date: November 2015 ISBN: 9780062421272
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From the wilds of the Amazonian jungle to the paved confines of suburban New Jersey and back, The Way Around is David Good’s amazing chronicle of self-discovery. It is also the story of his parents, as he relives his American anthropologist father’s journey encountering the world of his mother, a Yanomami from a distant part of the Amazon, and his mother’s painful struggle to adapt to a Western lifestyle. In this powerful memoir, David illuminates the pain of his mother’s abandonment when he was only six, and the toll it took on his childhood; the rebellious teenage years marked by depression and drinking; and the near-fatal car accident that gave him purpose: to find a way back to his mother.

A tale of recovery and discovery combining adventure, history, and science, The Way Around is a fascinating exploration of what family really means, and the way that the strongest bonds endure across decades and worlds.

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  • “A remarkable and moving adventure, the compelling story of a baseball-playing American boy who finds his way from a troubled childhood in the suburbs to the remotest redoubts of the Amazon in search of his Yanomami mother.”

    Carl Hoffman, New York Times bestselling author

  • “A moving embrace of roots and the power of forgiveness to heal even the deepest emotional scars.”

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About the Author

David Good is a member of a remote indigenous tribe known as the Yanomami. David’s mother is Yanomami residing in the Amazon rainforest of southeastern Venezuela, in a region known as the Upper Orinoco. His father, Kenneth Good, is an American anthropologist whom studied the Yanomami people for decades. Their family’s history has been televised in National Geographic and written about in People magazine, New York Times, and the London Times. David has inherited a unique heritage in being one of very few members of the Yanomami tribe who has lived and been raised in the “outside” world.