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God Lives In St. Petersburg

and Other Stories

by Tom Bissell

God Lives In St. Petersburg
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    Jan 2005, 224 pages
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    Jan 2006, 224 pages

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About the author & the Aral Sea: In 2001 Tom Bissell traveled throughout Uzbekistan, spending some time in Muynak. Forty years ago Muynak was a busy fishing port on the edge of the Aral Sea, which was formerly the fourth largest inland sea in the world but now, due to 40 years of Soviet irrigation policy, is mostly polluted desert. He recorded his thoughts and observations in a memoir, Chasing The Sea, published in 2003, which combined the story of his travels with a chronicle of Uzbekistan's culture and history. His second book, God Lives in St Petersburg, continues to explore Uzbekistan and other parts of Central Asia, but in the form of short stories instead of memoir.

The Aral Sea is disappearing because its two major sources, the Amu ...

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