Paul Theroux

Still at it, fully on the page and in the world, decades along in writing both novels and literary travel accounts, venerable Paul Theroux makes this Seattle return for his newest book, On the Plain of Snakes: A Mexican Journey (Houghton Mifflin Harcourt). Here it is the Mexico-U.S. border, back and forth and beyond, on the ground.

“Paul Theroux is an undisputed master of travel literature. He has traversed Mexico with such dedication that he knows its roads as he knows the lines on the palm of his hand. His curiosity does not recognize borders. Nor is he a stranger among us: he is Don Pablo, a wise man who never stops learning.”—Juan Villoro.

“[A] dark-edged but ultimately hopeful travelogue . . . Theroux’s usual excellent mix of vivid reportage and empathetic rumination is energized by a new spark of political commitment. Armchair travelers will find an astute, familiar guide in Theroux.”—Publishers Weekly.

Presented by TOWN HALL ARTS & CULTURE Series in partnership with ELLIOTT BAY BOOK COMPANY.

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On The Plain Of Snakes: A Mexican Journey Cover Image
ISBN: 9780544866478
Availability: Backordered
Published: Mariner Books - October 8th, 2019

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Wednesday, October 16, 2019 - 7:30pm