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The Old Patagonian Express

By Train through the Americas

By Paul Theroux

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Format: Paperback / softback, 432 pages
Other Information: illustrations, maps (on lining papers)
Published In: United States, 07 November 1989
Each time Paul Theroux takes a trip - "The Great Railway Bazaar, Riding the Iron Rooster" - the result is unmistakably Paul Theroux. And he has never been sharper than in "The Old Patagonian Express." Starting with a rush-hour subway ride to South Station in Boston to catch the Lake Shore Limited to Chicago, he winds up on the polky, wandering Old Patagonian Express steam engine ("a kind of demented samovar on wheels"), which comes to a halt in a desolate land of cracked hills and thorn bushes.
EAN: 9780395521052
ISBN: 039552105X
Publisher: Houghton Mifflin (Trade)
Dimensions: 21.29 x 13.97 x 2.79 centimetres (0.43 kg)
Age Range: 15+ years
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