By Mario Vargas Llosa
Mario Vargas Llosa's A Fish within the Water is a twofold publication: a memoir of 1 of Latin America's so much celebrated witers, starting along with his start in 1936 in Arequipa, Peru; and the tale of his association of the reform move which culminated in his bid for the Peruvian presidency in 1990.
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They seem to mock me with their compact shape and space-age design, but there’s no escaping them. I’m going to have to use them or serve up frozen chicken with raw sauce. Geoff steps into the tent and asks me how I’m getting on. ‘I love it,’ I say with all my fingers and toes crossed. ’ Again I can feel a pocket of unchecked hysteria bubbling at the back of my throat. Geoff looks at me strangely. I had met Geoff briefly in Punta before he flew to Blue 1 as part of the advance party. in56 56 27/09/2005 16:35:34 A RRIVALS an English reticence.
Mike’s team have spent a backbreaking week flying fuel in from the Russian base Novolazarevskaya, some 160 kilometres to the north. They then had to move it all down to the fuel point on the runway using only a long wooden sledge hooked to a snow mobile known as a skidoo. ) In the meantime we had to bring in the correct parts to connect our fuel nozzles to the Ilyushin. If they don’t fit, the fuel for the jet will have to be pumped by hand. Blowing up a hot air balloon by mouth would be easier.
The population of Blue 1 in November will be a manageable seven. Severin will be pushing off with Liv and Ann on their respective polar treks almost immediately after we arrive at Blue 1. We have one client who will be staying with us for November – a Ewan Fraser. He is a Scottish American who is to set up advance communication systems for the expedition he is on. Ewan is part of a ten-member Belgian team who will be climbing a mountain in the area behind Blue 1. I’m told he will be setting up a weather station for Stanford University and he is also collecting lichen samples for NASA.
A Fish in the Water: A Memoir by Mario Vargas Llosa