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The Old Patagonian Express: By Train Through The Americas

Theroux, Paul

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ISBN 10: 0241102855 / ISBN 13: 9780241102855
Published by Hamish Hamilton, London, England, 1979
Condition: Fine Hardcover
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Title: The Old Patagonian Express: By Train Through...

Publisher: Hamish Hamilton, London, England

Publication Date: 1979

Binding: Hard Cover

Book Condition:Fine

Dust Jacket Condition: Fine

Edition: First Edition.

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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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