Paul Theroux has spent the earlier fifty years roaming the globe, describing his encounters with distant humans and far-flung areas in ten best-selling trip books. Now, for the 1st time, he explores part of America—the Deep South. commencing on a winding highway journey, Theroux discovers a quarter of architectural and inventive wonders, incomparable song, mouth-watering cuisine—and additionally a number of the worst colleges, remedy, housing, and unemployment charges within the nation.
but, regardless of the place he is going, Theroux meets the unsung heroes of the South, the folk who, regardless of all of it, by no means left, and likewise those that discovered their manner domestic and dedicated their lives to rebuilding a spot they can by no means dwell without.
“Paul Theroux’s most modern shuttle memoir had me at hi . . . Theroux pulls no punches in his quest to appreciate this ignored margin of yank life.” — Boston Globe
“A shiny modern portrait of rural lifestyles . . . a deeply affecting own account.” — Atlanta Journal-Constitution