Paul Theroux has spent the prior fifty years roaming the globe, describing his encounters with distant humans and far-flung locations in ten best-selling trip books. Now, for the 1st time, he explores part of America—the Deep South. commencing on a winding street journey, Theroux discovers a sector of architectural and inventive wonders, incomparable track, mouth-watering cuisine—and additionally the various worst faculties, 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 folks who, regardless of all of it, by no means left, and in addition those that chanced on their method domestic and committed their lives to rebuilding a spot they can by no means dwell without.
“Paul Theroux’s most modern trip memoir had me at hi . . . Theroux pulls no punches in his quest to appreciate this missed margin of yankee life.” — Boston Globe
“A shiny modern portrait of rural existence . . . a deeply affecting own account.” — Atlanta Journal-Constitution