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The Old Patagonian Express.

Theroux, Paul.

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ISBN 10: 039552105X / ISBN 13: 9780395521052
Published by Houghton Mifflin Company, Boston, 1979
Condition: Good Hardcover
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404 pages. Hardcover with dustjacket. Good condition. TRAVEL. The Old Patagonian Express. Starting with a rush-hour subway ride to South Station in Boston to catch Amtrak's Lake Shore Limited to Chicago, he winds up on the poky, wandering Old Patagonian Express steam engine ("a kind of demented samovar on wheels"), which comes to a halt in a desolate land of cracked hills, thorn bushes, and sheep. (Key Words: Travel. Trains, Paul Theroux, Adventure, America, History, Steam Engine, New York, Pacific Railway, Railroad Travel, Destination). Bookseller Inventory # 29818X1

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Title: The Old Patagonian Express.

Publisher: Houghton Mifflin Company, Boston

Publication Date: 1979

Binding: Hardcover

Book Condition:Good

Dust Jacket Condition: Dust Jacket Included

Book Type: book

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Starting with a rush-hour subway ride to South Station in Boston to catch the Lake Shore Limited to Chicago, Theroux winds up on the poky, wandering Old Patagonian Express steam engine, which comes to a halt in a desolate land of cracked hills and thorn bushes. But with Theroux the view along the way is what matters: the monologuing Mr. Thornberry in Costa Rica, the bogus priest of Cali, and the blind Jorge Luis Borges, who delights in having Theroux read Robert Louis Stevenson to him.

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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.

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