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Deep South: Four Seasons on Back Roads Paperback – October 18, 2016
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From the Back Cover
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
Paul Theroux is the author of many highly acclaimed books. His novels include The Lower River and The Mosquito Coast, and his renowned travel books include Ghost Train to the Eastern Star and Dark Star Safari. He lives in Hawaii and on Cape Cod.
About the Author
- Publisher : Eamon Dolan/Mariner Books; Reprint edition (October 18, 2016)
- Language : English
- Paperback : 480 pages
- ISBN-10 : 0544705173
- ISBN-13 : 978-0544705173
- Item Weight : 13.4 ounces
- Dimensions : 5.31 x 1.15 x 8 inches
- Best Sellers Rank: #95,546 in Books (See Top 100 in Books)
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Anyone both honest about and familiar with the south would have to admit there is truth in what Theroux writes. He does not deal in out-and-out falsehoods; rather he misleads by leaving out. He mentions that “progress has been made” and even touches on the phenomenon of northern blacks returning to the South because it represents a vast improvement over their lives in places like Chicago or Detroit. But he skims over this fascinating, revealing, and remarkable bit of history quickly and lightly. No where in the book do you get a true impression of the substantial and positive changes that have taken place in the South. Rather you get concentrated doses of its past history and the remnants of that history that indeed still remain.
As I say, the books is dishonest because of its imbalance. One quits it, or at least I did, with a desire to say to Theroux: “Yes, yes, all you have chosen to say is true – as far as it goes; but why didn’t you give the other side of the story equal time and emphasis?” While there remain problems in the South, there is also much to admire in the way it has attempted to reform itself. It is in fact a better, more tolerant, more hopeful place than much of the rust-belt north, or even Theroux’s home state. It’s a shame, and venal of Theroux, to begin by pretending to liking the South and then to go on for over 400 pages not-so-subtly undermining it.
Top reviews from other countries
I haven't even read the book yet, except for the first couple of pages. I've only looked at the pictures and I'm sold on this book already. That, and the subject of it. I love the American South, for some strange reason, but - photographed by Steve Mc Curry. Need I say more. Stunning pictures, as usual, all in that graphically reduced to the essential elements Steve McCurry signature style. Of the uniquely beautiful American South. My only gripe so far, the book's format is still too small to do the pictures justice. (I've got the hardback version.)
I've heard of much that I would like about Paul Theroux's style, and, given the subject and the pictures, I'm sure I'm going to thoroughly enjoy this one.
It's worth the buy just for the pictures. If you like great photography, like me.
some sort of agenda. And his attack on some of the great Southern writers was unjustified had no feel for the book at all.
Gave up before the end something I hardly ever do.