The Old Patagonian Express, Paul Theroux

The Old Patagonian Express, Paul Theroux

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Condition:  WELL READ (Good apart from a tear to the base of the spine) 

Publisher: Penguin (Orange Spine) 

Publication date: 1985 

First published in 1979 

Format: Paperback 

Pages: 430 


About the Book:  

‘I studied my maps and there appeared to be a continuous track from my house in Medford to the Great Plateau of Patagonia in southern Argentina.  There, in the town of Esquel, one ran out of railways.’ 

From blizzard-stricken Boston to arid Patagonia; travelling by luxury express and squalid local trucks; sweating and shivering by turns as the temperature and altitude shot up and down; thrown in with the appalling Mr Thornberry in Limon and reading nightly to the blind writer, Borges , in Buenos Aires; Paul Theroux’s vivid pen clearly evokes the contrasts of a journey ‘to the end of the line’.  

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