Paul Theroux invites you to join him on the journey of a lifetime, in the grand romanttic tradition, by train across Euope, through the vast underbelly of Asia and in the heart of Russia, and then up to China. Here is China by rail, as seen and heard through the eyes and ears of one of the most intrepid and insightful travel writers of our time. In the bestselling novel The Mosquito Coast, Theroux took readers into the dark heart of the human soul.
In the nonfiction title The Great Railway Bazaar, he took them to the far corners of the world. Now, he embarks on an unforgettable journey into enigmatic post-Cultural Revolution China for the most beguiling book on Asia since the adventures of Marco Polo.