By Paul Theroux
One of the main acclaimed go back and forth writers of our time turns his unflinching eye on an American South too frequently overlooked
Paul Theroux has spent fifty years crossing the globe, adventuring within the unique, looking the wealthy background and folklore of the distant. Now, for the 1st time, in his 10th shuttle publication, Theroux explores a section of the US — the Deep South. He reveals there a paradoxical position, choked with incomparable song, exceptional food, and but additionally a few of the nation's worst faculties, housing, and unemployment charges. It's those components of the South, so usually missed, that experience stuck Theroux's prepared traveler's eye.
On highway journeys spanning 4 seasons, wending alongside rural highways, Theroux visits gun indicates and small-town church buildings, employees in Arkansas, and elements of Mississippi the place they nonetheless name the farm up the line "the plantation." He talks to mayors and social employees, writers and reverends, the operating terrible and farming households — the unsung heroes of the south, the folks who, regardless of all of it, by no means left, and in addition those that again domestic to rebuild a spot they can by no means reside with no.
From the author whose "great undertaking has consistently been to move us past that interpreting chair, to problem himself — and therefore, to problem us" (Boston Globe), Deep South is an ode to a sector, shiny and haunting, vigorous and loss alike.
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