The Black Penguin, published as part of the University of Wisconsin Press’ Living Out series of gay and lesbian memoirs, is travel writer Andrew Evans tracing his childhood love of travel - and escape from proscribed religious and social activities, and how it developed, in time, into a life that really has involved worldwide travel, and a full life. Andrew Evans is today the author of a number of Bradt travel guides and has undertaken more than thirty assignments for National Geographic.
“A traveler of boundless curiosity and compassion, Evans spins a globe-trotting tale of daring and discovery. His expedition proves that our inner and outward journeys can take us everywhere we need to go, from happiness at home to elation at the ends of the Earth.” —George W. Stone.
“The exterior and interior landscapes are meticulously described, moving and often totally unexpected. Compulsive reading.” —Tim Cahill.