The Last Train To Zona Verde. My Ultimate African Safari

Theroux Paul

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Cover Type: Softcover
Book Condition: Very Good
Jacket Condition: None Issued
Publisher: Mariner Books
Publisher Place: Boston
Publisher Year: 2014
Edition: First Edition

Description: 353 pages. Book is in Very good condition throughout.

Publishers Description: "Theroux is at his best when he tells [peoples] stories, happy and sad . . . Therouxs great mission had always been to transport us beyond that reading chair, to challenge himselfand thus, to challenge us." Boston GlobeA decade ago, Paul Therouxs best-selling Dark Star Safari chronicled his epic overland voyage from Cairo to Cape Town, providing an insiders look at modern Africa. Now, with The Last Train to Zona Verde, he returns to discover how both he and Africa have changed in the ensuing years.Traveling alone, Theroux sets out from Cape Town, going north through South Africa, Namibia, then into Angola, encountering a world increasingly removed from tourists itineraries and the hopes of postcolonial independence movements. After covering nearly 2,500 arduous miles, he cuts short his journey, a decision he chronicles with unsparing honesty in a chapter titled What Am I Doing Here� Vivid, witty, and beautifully evocative, The Last Train to Zona Verde is a fitting final African adventure from the writer whose gimlet eye and effortless prose have brought the world to generations of readers."Everything is under scrutiny in Paul Therouxs latest travel booknot just the people, landscapes and sociopolitical realities of the countries he visits, but his own motivations for going where he goes . . . His readers can only be grateful." Seattle TimesIf this book is proof, age has not slowed Theroux or encouraged him to rest on his achievements . . . Gutsy, alert to Africas struggles, its injustices and history.� San Francisco Chronicle

ISBN: 9780544227934

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