Deep South

Paul Theroux

Paul Theroux

On road trips spanning four seasons, wending along rural highways, Paul Theroux travels to America's Deep South to uncover the truth behind the myths, the fictions and the lies. He visits gun shows and small-town churches, labourers in Arkansas, and parts of Mississippi where they still call the farm up the road 'the plantation'. He talks to mayors and social workers, writers and reverends, the working poor and farming families- the unsung heroes of the South, from those who never left to those who returned home to rebuild a place they could never live without.


Type: Book