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  • Publisher's description. For the first time, renowned travel writer Paul Theroux turns his penetrating gaze homeward, exploring the extraordinary places and peoples of the American Deep South. From soul food and wide open roads to endemic poverty and simmering racial tension, he journeys to the heart of a vivid and mesmerising world.

  • His ability to sum up a people or a city in a few lines is undiminished

    Daily Telegraph
  • Theroux's work remains the standard by which other travel writing must be judged

  • The world's most perceptive travel writer

    Daily Mail
  • [Theroux] has the power to transport us and get under the skin of a place... the stories in Deep South make for a compelling listen

    Duncan Minshull, BBC Radio 4
  • This engrossing book reminds us that despite the poverty, maybe because of it, everyone has a story to tell and it's the writer's job to bear such testimony

    Financial Times

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