Have you ever felt the urge to chuck it all, slip out the back door, and start life anew? That’s just what the main character does in Finland’s best loved novel, "The Year of the Hare" by Arto Paasilinna. Renowned travel writer Pico Iyer, who wrote the forward to the book, did the same thing when he left for Japan many years ago. He joins us to talk about the new North American edition of the book and about the benefits of leaving it all behind.
Pico Iyer, essayist, author of "Video Night in Kathmandu," "The Open Road," and the introduction to the new North American edition of Arto Pasilinna’s "The Year of the Hare"