Master travel writer Paul Theroux immerses himself in the fascinating, rich and troubled culture of modern Mexico.
Allie Fox is sick of America and sick of humanity. Abandoning his home, he takes his family to live in the dense jungles of Honduras. An inventor, Allie is convinced there isn't a problem his mechanical genius can't solve and soon he is assembling the elements of a new, better world.
Classic essays and writings from the acclaimed travel writer collected for the first time.
On road trips spanning four seasons, wending along rural highways, Paul Theroux travels to America's Deep South to uncover the truth behind the myths, the fictions and the lies. He visits gun shows and small-town churches, labourers in Arkansas, and parts of Mississippi where they still call the farm up the road 'the plantation'.
A blackly comic family saga from one of the great writers of his generation: welcome to the most dysfunctional family in America.
The Orient Express, the Golden Arrow of Kuala and the Trans-Siberian Express; are just some of the trains steaming through Paul Theroux's epic rail journey from London across Europe through India and Asia.
Heading north from Cape Town, through South Africa, Namibia, Botswana and Angola, Paul Theroux makes a final journey along Africa's western edge.
In Deep South he turns his gaze to a region much closer to his home. Travelling through North and South Carolina, Georgia, Tennessee, Mississippi, Alabama and Arkansas he writes of the stunning landscapes he discovers - the deserts, the mountains, the Mississippi - and above all, the lives of the people he meets.
Richly imaginative, often sharp as a knife, these stories will entertain as much as they unsettle. Enjoy!
Decades ago Massachusetts salesman Ellis Hock spent four years in Africa - and the continent has never left him. So when his wife walks out and his business goes belly up, Ellis turns back to the one place in which he briefly found happiness.