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On the Plain of Snakes
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Master travel writer Paul Theroux immerses himself in the fascinating, rich and troubled culture of modern Mexico.

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Paul Theroux has written many works of fiction and travel writing, including the modern classics The Great Railway Bazaar, The Old Patagonian Express, My Secret History and The Mosquito Coast. Paul Theroux divides his time between Cape Cod and the Hawaiian islands.

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Filled with compassion and wit, this is a warm and insightful account of contemporary Mexican culture, politics and everyday life. * Sunday Times *
Theroux's work remains the standard by which other travel writing must be judged * Observer *
[Theroux's] ability to sum up a people or a city in a few lines is undiminished * Daily Telegraph on 'Deep South' *
The world's most perceptive travel writer * Daily Mail *
[A] dark-edged but ultimately hopeful travelogue... Armchair travelers will find an astute, familiar guide in Theroux * Publisher's Weekly *
Countless lovely descriptions of Mexico's landscapes and insights into the country's history and literature... Illuminating, literate, and timely-a must-read for those interested in what's going on inside Mexico * Kirkus *

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