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Deep South: Four Seasons on Back Roads
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Bibliographic Detail
Publisher Mariner Books
Publication date October 18, 2016
Pages 480
Binding Paperback
Book category Adult Non-Fiction
ISBN-13 9780544705173
ISBN-10 0544705173
Dimensions 0 by 5.31 by 8 in.
Original list price $15.95
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Summaries and Reviews
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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.” — 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


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Hardcover
Book cover for 9780544323520 Book cover for 9781410484772
 
Large print edition from Thorndike Pr (January 6, 2016)
9781410484772 | details & prices | 769 pages | 5.75 × 8.50 × 1.50 in. | 1.82 lbs | List price $34.99
About: "One of the most acclaimed travel writers of our time turns his unflinching eye on an American South too often overlooked.
from Houghton Mifflin (September 29, 2015)
9780544323520 | details & prices | 441 pages | 7.75 × 10.75 × 1.75 in. | 1.55 lbs | List price $29.95
About: 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.
Paperback
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from Mariner Books (October 18, 2016)
9780544705173 | details & prices | 480 pages | List price $15.95
About: “Theroux’s eye for landscape remains as sharp as ever .

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