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Deep South - by Paul Theroux (Paperback)

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  • "Theroux's eye for landscape remains as sharp as ever . . . It's Theroux's remarkable gift for getting strangers to reveal themselves that makes going along for this ride worthwhile.
  • About the Author: PAUL THEROUX is the author of many highly acclaimed books.
  • 480 Pages
  • Travel, Essays & Travelogues

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About the Book



One of the most acclaimed travel writers of our time turns his unflinching eye on an American South too often overlooked.



Book Synopsis



"Theroux's eye for landscape remains as sharp as ever . . . It's Theroux's remarkable gift for getting strangers to reveal themselves that makes going along for this ride worthwhile." -- New York Times Book Review

Paul Theroux has spent the past fifty years roaming the globe, describing his encounters with remote people and far-flung places in ten best-selling travel books. Now, for the first time, he explores a part of America--the Deep South. Setting out on a winding road trip, Theroux discovers a region of architectural and artistic wonders, incomparable music, mouth-watering cuisine--and also some of the worst schools, medical care, housing, and unemployment rates in the nation.
Yet, no matter where he goes, Theroux meets the unsung heroes of the South, the people who, despite it all, never left, and also those who found their way home and devoted their lives to rebuilding a place they could never live without.

"Paul Theroux's latest travel memoir had me at hello . . . Theroux pulls no punches in his quest to understand this overlooked margin of American life." -- Boston Globe

"A vivid contemporary portrait of rural life . . . a deeply affecting personal account." -- Atlanta Journal-Constitution



From the Back Cover



Theroux s eye for landscape remains as sharp as ever . . . It s Theroux s remarkable gift for getting strangers to reveal themselves that makes going along for this ride worthwhile. New York Times Book Review

Paul Theroux has spent the past fifty years roaming the globe, describing his encounters with remote people and far-flung places in ten best-selling travel books. Now, for the first time, he explores a part of America the Deep South. Setting out on a winding road trip, Theroux discovers a region of architectural and artistic wonders, incomparable music, mouth-watering cuisine and also some of the worst schools, medical care, housing, and unemployment rates in the nation.
Yet, no matter where he goes, Theroux meets the unsung heroes of the South, the people who, despite it all, never left, and also those who found their way home and devoted their lives to rebuilding a place they could never live without.

Paul Theroux s latest travel memoir had me at hello . . . Theroux pulls no punches in his quest to understand this overlooked margin of American life. Boston Globe

A vivid contemporary portrait of rural life . . . a deeply affecting personal account. Atlanta Journal-Constitution

Paul Theroux is the author of many highly acclaimed books. His novels include The Lower River and The Mosquito Coast, and his renowned travel books include Ghost Train to the Eastern Star and Dark Star Safari. He lives in Hawaii and on Cape Cod.
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Review Quotes




"Free of the sense of alienation that marked his recent travelogues, this luminous sojourn is Theroux's best outing in years." --Publishers Weekly, starred "As thoughtful as it is evocative, the book offers insight into a significant region and its people and customs. An epically compelling travel memoir." --Kirkus Reviews, starred "A generation of travel writers owes a debt to Theroux's immersive, first-person narratives, captured with unflinching, sometimes merciless candor." --New York Times Book Review --




About the Author



PAUL THEROUX is the author of many highly acclaimed books. His novels include The Lower River and The Mosquito Coast, and his renowned travel books include Ghost Train to the Eastern Star and Dark Star Safari. He lives in Hawaii and Cape Cod.
Dimensions (Overall): 7.9 Inches (H) x 5.3 Inches (W) x 1.4 Inches (D)
Weight: .85 Pounds
Suggested Age: 22 Years and Up
Number of Pages: 480
Genre: Travel
Sub-Genre: Essays & Travelogues
Publisher: Mariner Books
Format: Paperback
Author: Paul Theroux
Language: English
Street Date: October 18, 2016
TCIN: 51817202
UPC: 9780544705173
Item Number (DPCI): 248-34-3737
Origin: Made in the USA or Imported
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Estimated ship dimensions: 1.4 inches length x 5.3 inches width x 7.9 inches height
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