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Ted Conover

Ted Conover is the author of Newjack: Guarding Sing Sing, Whiteout, Coyotes, and Rolling Nowhere. He is writer-in-residence at the Arthur L. Carter Journalism Institute at New York University. His book on roads, from which his article in this issue is adapted, will be published next year by Knopf.

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Slipping from Shangri-La

The line of forty walkers moved quickly, which was good for keeping warm but bad for keeping my balance. Because we were walking on ice, a frozen river. The Zanskar, walled in on both sides by a towering gorge, is the only winter link betwe [...]