Katy Gerner reviews 'Beyond the Vapour Trail: The beauty, horror and humour of life: An aid worker’s story' by Brett Pierce

Katy Gerner reviews 'Beyond the Vapour Trail: The beauty, horror and humour of life: An aid worker’s story' by Brett Pierce

Beyond the Vapour Trail: The beauty, horror and humour of life: An aid worker’s story

by Brett Pierce

Transit Lounge $29.99 pb, 272 pp, 9780994395740

Katy Gerner

Katy Gerner

Katy Gerner is a writer, teacher, history buff and avid scholar. She has written or contributed to twenty-two text books for Macmillan

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Beyond the Vapour Trail, a memoir-cum-travel book spanning six continents, concerns the author’s experiences as an aid worker for non-government organisations such as World Vision. Brett Pierce’s work involves researching and setting up community projects, and adapting and remodelling child sponsorship programs. He describes it as ‘sitting down with these communities to explore the causes of poverty and to pursue their dreams for a better life’.

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Published in May 2017, no. 391

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