Exact Fare Only II: Good, Bad and Ugly Trips on Public Transit by Ian CockfieldExact Fare Only II: Good, Bad and Ugly Trips on Public Transit by Ian Cockfield

Exact Fare Only II: Good, Bad and Ugly Trips on Public Transit

EditorIan Cockfield

Paperback | November 15, 2003

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With an afterword by David SuzukiBack with more, Exact Fare Only 2 is the follow-up collection of the weird, the wild and the wonderful of commuter literature. Whether by land, sea or air, public transit around the world says more about the human condition than many want to admit. These real-life tales, reflections, poems, and rants are required reading for commuters everywhere. Join Teresa McWhirter as she gets propositioned on a cross-country Greyhound, Matthew Firth accidentally witnessing a midnight exchange of essential services, Scott Gunning encountering compassion on a third-class bus in southern India, Catherine McNeil who misses her ride and discovers the cost of a stranger's kindness, and follow ten years of Patricia Rutale's life as a TTC rider negotiating urban legends, prejudice, come-ons and bright-eyed awe.Praise for Exact Fare Only II:"Exact Fare Only 2 is a wonderful idea for a book, and we get our money's worth from every ride we take. Obviously a second collection of such tales, and with an afterword by David Suzuki, it is a collection chosen with discernment, and offers a worldwide opportunity to 'people watch'." (The Antigonish Review)"... the writing maps landscapes and mindscapes while illustrating quotidian encounters with small joys, guilty pleasures, and unexpected deaths during travel." (Canadian Literature)"In Exact Fare Only, tragicomedy sits alongside subtle, and not so subtle, social commentary and wry, mordant humour as the writers navigate and negotiate the myriad unwritten rulesand unspoken protocols of public transit, seeking that most elusive destination: their stop." (Books in Canada)
Ian Cockfield is the assistant editor of 'Event' magazine, and a former fiction editor of 'PRISM International'. In his many travels, he's been a dedicated (though occasionally reluctant) user of public transit, from overloaded Indonesian passenger ferries, to suicidal Punjabi express busses and the ubiquitous tuk-tuks of Bangkok. He...
Title:Exact Fare Only II: Good, Bad and Ugly Trips on Public TransitFormat:PaperbackDimensions:180 pages, 8 × 5 × 0.39 inPublished:November 15, 2003Publisher:Anvil Press PublishersLanguage:English

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ISBN - 10:1895636558

ISBN - 13:9781895636550

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