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Deep South - Four Seasons on Back Roads

Paul Theroux

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.

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.
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Genres:

Travel

Description:

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.

Language:

English

Narrators:

John McDonough

Length:

23h 56m


Chapters

Chapter 1
Chapter 1

11:07


Chapter 2
Chapter 2

09:52


Chapter 3
Chapter 3

09:12


Chapter 4
Chapter 4

25:22


Chapter 5
Chapter 5

05:18


Chapter 6
Chapter 6

12:33


Chapter 7
Chapter 7

02:33


Chapter 8
Chapter 8

09:07


Chapter 9
Chapter 9

10:17


Chapter 10
Chapter 10

04:18


Chapter 11
Chapter 11

12:18


Chapter 12
Chapter 12

08:12


Chapter 13
Chapter 13

14:24


Chapter 14
Chapter 14

09:19


Chapter 15
Chapter 15

21:51


Chapter 16
Chapter 16

09:51


Chapter 17
Chapter 17

17:42


Chapter 18
Chapter 18

10:38


Chapter 19
Chapter 19

02:04


Chapter 20
Chapter 20

03:56


Chapter 21
Chapter 21

14:58


Chapter 22
Chapter 22

12:36


Chapter 23
Chapter 23

16:43


Chapter 24
Chapter 24

07:53


Chapter 25
Chapter 25

05:54


Chapter 26
Chapter 26

12:49


Chapter 27
Chapter 27

04:16


Chapter 28
Chapter 28

03:15


Chapter 29
Chapter 29

07:28


Chapter 30
Chapter 30

04:35


Chapter 31
Chapter 31

01:15


Chapter 32
Chapter 32

02:33


Chapter 33
Chapter 33

08:48


Chapter 34
Chapter 34

12:59


Chapter 35
Chapter 35

02:58


Chapter 36
Chapter 36

05:04


Chapter 37
Chapter 37

17:10


Chapter 38
Chapter 38

07:51


Chapter 39
Chapter 39

14:54


Chapter 40
Chapter 40

17:47


Chapter 41
Chapter 41

17:22


Chapter 42
Chapter 42

02:41


Chapter 43
Chapter 43

41:41


Chapter 44
Chapter 44

05:09


Chapter 45
Chapter 45

09:10


Chapter 46
Chapter 46

01:44


Chapter 47
Chapter 47

06:22


Chapter 48
Chapter 48

19:49


Chapter 49
Chapter 49

08:21


Chapter 50
Chapter 50

11:14


Chapter 51
Chapter 51

16:54


Chapter 52
Chapter 52

03:14


Chapter 53
Chapter 53

12:19


Chapter 54
Chapter 54

13:03


Chapter 55
Chapter 55

16:29


Chapter 56
Chapter 56

27:21


Chapter 57
Chapter 57

12:38


Chapter 58
Chapter 58

12:07


Chapter 59
Chapter 59

11:06


Chapter 60
Chapter 60

04:26


Chapter 61
Chapter 61

40:14


Chapter 62
Chapter 62

17:43


Chapter 63
Chapter 63

11:30


Chapter 64
Chapter 64

03:22


Chapter 65
Chapter 65

01:46


Chapter 66
Chapter 66

30:35


Chapter 67
Chapter 67

05:18


Chapter 68
Chapter 68

21:50


Chapter 69
Chapter 69

19:24


Chapter 70
Chapter 70

15:04


Chapter 71
Chapter 71

02:25


Chapter 72
Chapter 72

13:50


Chapter 73
Chapter 73

10:14


Chapter 74
Chapter 74

12:46


Chapter 75
Chapter 75

05:34


Chapter 76
Chapter 76

08:10


Chapter 77
Chapter 77

15:14


Chapter 78
Chapter 78

02:42


Chapter 79
Chapter 79

02:47


Chapter 80
Chapter 80

04:35


Chapter 81
Chapter 81

08:08


Chapter 82
Chapter 82

12:33


Chapter 83
Chapter 83

33:09


Chapter 84
Chapter 84

19:47


Chapter 85
Chapter 85

04:12


Chapter 86
Chapter 86

02:23


Chapter 87
Chapter 87

05:00


Chapter 88
Chapter 88

02:32


Chapter 89
Chapter 89

12:26


Chapter 90
Chapter 90

13:55


Chapter 91
Chapter 91

10:30


Chapter 92
Chapter 92

17:05


Chapter 93
Chapter 93

06:50


Chapter 94
Chapter 94

10:57


Chapter 95
Chapter 95

14:39


Chapter 96
Chapter 96

05:14


Chapter 97
Chapter 97

08:04


Chapter 98
Chapter 98

14:13


Chapter 99
Chapter 99

05:59


Chapter 100
Chapter 100

11:35


Chapter 101
Chapter 101

23:34


Chapter 102
Chapter 102

10:35


Chapter 103
Chapter 103

07:01


Chapter 104
Chapter 104

16:51


Chapter 105
Chapter 105

18:47


Chapter 106
Chapter 106

03:02


Chapter 107
Chapter 107

15:17


Chapter 108
Chapter 108

10:16


Chapter 109
Chapter 109

04:54


Chapter 110
Chapter 110

10:24


Chapter 111
Chapter 111

18:46


Chapter 112
Chapter 112

32:58


Chapter 113
Chapter 113

06:50


Chapter 114
Chapter 114

03:48


Chapter 115
Chapter 115

23:50


Chapter 116
Chapter 116

10:49


Chapter 117
Chapter 117

18:33


Chapter 118
Chapter 118

03:47


Chapter 119
Chapter 119

10:03


Chapter 120
Chapter 120

05:26


Chapter 121
Chapter 121

07:25


Chapter 122
Chapter 122

03:15


Chapter 123
Chapter 123

04:23


Chapter 124
Chapter 124

11:49


Chapter 125
Chapter 125

05:33


Chapter 126
Chapter 126

03:43


Chapter 127
Chapter 127

07:54


Chapter 128
Chapter 128

27:14


Chapter 129
Chapter 129

00:38