Travelling across bush and desert, down rivers and across lakes, and through country after country, Theroux visits some of the most beautiful landscapes on earth, and some of the most dangerous. It is a journey of discovery and of rediscovery, of the unknown and the unexpected, but also of people and places he knew as a young and optimistic teacher forty years before.
|Publisher||Clipper Audio; 2004|
For the past fifty years, Paul Theroux has travelled to the far corners of the earth. Here he turns his gaze to a region much closer to his home. Travelling through North and South Carolina, Georgia, Tennessee, Mississippi, Alabama and Arkansas he writes of the stunning landscapes he discovers - the deserts, the mountains, the Mississippi - and above all, the lives of the people he meets.
GHOST TRAIN TO THE EASTERN STAR
From the Eurostar in London, Paul Theroux sets out on a journey to the East, travelling overland through Eastern Europe, India and Asia. Infused with the changes that have shaped the exterior landscape and enriched with developments to his own perceptions and psychology, his account is an absorbing follow-up to The Great Railway Bazaar. (12513).
THE GREAT RAILWAY BAZAAR
A captivating account of Paul Theroux's epic journey by rail through Asia. Travelling on the Golden Arrow to Kuala Lumpur, the Hikari Super Express to Kyoto and the Trans-Siberian Express, he describes the many places, cultures, sights and sounds he experienced and the fascinating people he met.
THE OLD PATAGONIAN EXPRESS
Paul Theroux depicts a train journey down the length of North and South America, from ice-bound Massachusetts to the arid plateau of Argentina’s most southerly tip. He describes the people he encountered – the tedious Mr Thornberry in Limón and reading to the legendary blind writer, Jorge Luis Borges, in Buenos Aires.
ON THE PLAIN OF SNAKES
Nogales is a border town caught between Mexico and the United States of America. A forty-foot steel fence runs through its centre, separating the prosperous US side from the impoverished Mexican side. It is a fascinating site of tension as the town fills with hopeful border crossers and the deportees who have been brought back. And it is here that travel writer, Paul Theroux will begin his journey into the culturally rich but troubled heart of modern Mexico in this mesmerising exploration of a region in conflict.