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Lost in Transmission
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‘If Khurram is right and the soul can only travel at a camel’s speed, then mine has a lot of catching up to do…’
Jonathan Harley knew that becoming the ABC’s man in South Asia at the age of only twenty-eight was a dream job. But he’d just fallen in love and wasn’t so sure he really wanted it. It took a weekend of soul searching to realise that this would be the experience of a lifetime.
From covering India’s endearingly over-the-top response to the death of cricketing legend Don Bradman to being the only Australian journalist in Afghanistan on September 11 2001, Lost in Transmission is Harley’s exciting, often moving, funny and disarmingly honest account of the three years he spent, lurching from one hair-raising misadventure to the next, reporting from one of the most exotic and, as events unfurled, alarming corners of the planet.
Shifting effortlessly between the serious, the sublime and the ridiculous, this is the story of a stranger at something of a loss in an even stranger land – a young man struggling to comprehend and comment on life in a part of the world that never quite makes sense…