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Title Deep South : four seasons on back roads / Paul Theroux : [photos by Steve McCurry]
Imprint Boston, Mass. : Houghton Mifflin, 2015

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Descript 441 pages : illustrations (chiefly color) ; 24 cm
Note "An Eamon Dolan Book"--Title page
Includes bibliographical references and index
Fall : "You gotta be going there to get there" -- Interlude : the taboo word -- Winter : "Ones born today don't know how it was" -- Interlude : the paradoxes of Faulkner -- Spring : redbud in bloom -- Interlude : the fantastications of Southern fiction -- Summer : the odor of sun-heated roads
"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. Now, for the first time, in his tenth travel book, Theroux explores a piece of America--the Deep South. He finds there a paradoxical place, full of incomparable music, unparalleled cuisine, and yet also some of the nation's worst schools, housing, and unemployment rates. It's these parts of the South, so often ignored, that have caught Theroux's keen traveler's eye. On road trips spanning four seasons, wending along rural highways, Theroux visits gun shows and small-town churches, laborers in Arkansas, and parts of Mississippi where they still call the farm up the road 'the plantation.' He talks to mayors and social workers, writers and reverends, the working poor and farming families--the unsung heroes of the south, the people who, despite it all, never left, and also those who returned home to rebuild a place they could never live without. From the writer whose 'great mission has always been to transport us beyond that reading chair, to challenge himself--and thus, to challenge us' (Boston Globe), Deep South is an ode to a region, vivid and haunting, full of life and loss alike"-- Provided by publisher
Subject Förenta staterna -- Sydstaterna
Theroux, Paul -- Travel -- Southern States
Theroux, Paul.
Scenic byways -- Southern States
Seasons -- Southern States
Manners and customs.
Social conditions.
Southern States -- Description and travel
Southern States -- Social life and customs
Southern States -- Social conditions
Southern States -- Biography
Southern States
Travel writing.
Classmark 975
ISBN/ISSN 9780544323520
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