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Storm : a motorcycle journey of love, endurance, and transformation
Noren, Allen.
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Publication Information:
San Francisco, CA: Travelers' Tales ; Berkeley, CA : Distributed by Publisher's Group West, [2000]

Physical Description:
355 pages : 1 map ; 21 cm
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GV1059.53.B27 N67 2000 Adult Non-Fiction Non-Fiction Area

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Allen and Suzanne were seasoned travelers, and when Russia's Baltic states opened up for visitors in 1993, they eagerly embarked on a trip there. What they couldn't foresee were the record-breaking storms, desolate landscapes, and most significant, the cracks in their relationship that the trip would expose. Part love story, part edgy travelogue, and at times darkly humorous, Storm shows the fragility of human connections in the face of unexpected forces.

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Booklist Review

Seasoned traveler Noren appreciates spontaneity and Spartan discipline. His girlfriend, Suzanne, shared his passion enough to take dead-end jobs and save to travel as long as six months to a year at a time. But their planned motorcycle trip around the Baltic Sea threatened to test their emotional resolve, physical endurance, and relationship. Tension between them built with every hardship of the six-month journey through Germany, Denmark, the Baltic states, and, finally, Poland. They encountered treacherously foul weather, campsites infested with drunken travelers, a cast of helpful hosts, and Americans and Europeans traveling in bands and alone to escape mundane everyday life. Noren's accounts of a celebration of machismo motorcycle culture at a rally and a 115-mile-an-hour ride through the mountains of northern Sweden are highlights of a beautifully written book that is as much about holding a relationship together in trying circumstances as it is about the thrills of motorcycle travel and of traveling sparsely and spontaneously. --Vanessa Bush