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Riding the Iron Rooster: By Train Through China by [Theroux, Paul]
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"[Theroux's] books have enriched the travel literature of this century...China, with its guard down, its buttons undone, and its fingers greasy, looks even more magical with a little of its mystery revealed." USA Today

"[A] very funny, beautifully written, wonderfully observant, and deeply insightful description of the vagaries of life and politics in China." -- Conde Nast Traveler

"Fascinating...the portrait that emerges is a luminous, almost uncanny, and situationally accurate one. Theroux is particularly good at catching the surreal quality of China." The Miami Herald

"Theroux's genius is in his clear-eyed rendition of a fresh world and the deeper observations he attaches to it." The Chicago Tribune

About the Author

PAUL THEROUX is the author of many highly acclaimed books. His novels include A Dead Hand and The Mosquito Coast, and his renowned travel books include Ghost Train to the Eastern Star and Dark Star Safari. He lives in Hawaii and on Cape Cod.


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  • File Size: 2652 KB
  • Print Length: 482 pages
  • Publisher: Mariner Books; 1 edition (December 8, 2006)
  • Publication Date: December 8, 2006
  • Sold by: Houghton Mifflin Harcourt
  • Language: English
  • ASIN: B005G05SEW
  • Text-to-Speech: Enabled
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  • Lending: Not Enabled
  • Screen Reader: Supported
  • Enhanced Typesetting: Enabled
  • Amazon Best Sellers Rank: #189,829 Paid in Kindle Store (See Top 100 Paid in Kindle Store)
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