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Deep South -- Four Seasons on Back Roads

Theroux, Paul

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ISBN 10: 0544323521 / ISBN 13: 9780544323520
Published by Houghton Mifflin Harcourt, Boston, 2015
Condition: As New Hardcover
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Veteran world traveler, accomplished novelist, and with an extraordinary gift for noticing and describing the piquant detail, Paul Theroux now turns his extraordinary talent to the United States and the complex pastiche that is the Deep South. Accompanied by wonderful evocative color photos by Steve McCurry. This is an UNREAD copy in AS NEW condition of the first edition (number line starts with "1"), SIGNED by Theroux on the full title page. 441 pages plus several pages of color photos. Bookseller Inventory # 151003

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Title: Deep South -- Four Seasons on Back Roads

Publisher: Houghton Mifflin Harcourt, Boston

Publication Date: 2015

Binding: Hardcover

Illustrator: Photos by Steve McCurry

Book Condition:As New

Dust Jacket Condition: As New

Signed: Signed by Author(s)

Edition: 1st Edition

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

Paul Theroux has spent fifty years crossing the globe, adventuring in the exotic, seeking the rich history and folklore of the far away. Now, for the first time, in his tenth travel book, Theroux explores a piece of America — the Deep South. He finds there a paradoxical place, full of incomparable music, unparalleled cuisine, and yet also some of the nation’s worst schools, housing, and unemployment rates. It’s these parts of the South, so often ignored, that have caught Theroux’s keen traveler’s eye.  On road trips spanning four seasons, wending along rural highways, Theroux visits gun shows and small-town churches, laborers in Arkansas, and parts of Mississippi where they still call the farm up the road “the plantation.” He talks to mayors and social workers, writers and reverends, the working poor and farming families — the unsung heroes of the south, the people who, despite it all, never left, and also those who returned home to rebuild a place they could never live without.  From the writer whose “great mission has always been to transport us beyond that reading chair, to challenge himself — and thus, to challenge us” (Boston Globe), Deep South is an ode to a region, vivid and haunting, full of life and loss alike.

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Early Acclaim for DEEP SOUTH

“This luminous sojourn is Theroux’s best outing in years.” — Publishers Weekly, starred review
 
“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 review 

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