To The Last City

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Random House, Feb 29, 2012 - Fiction - 176 pages
6 Reviews

To the Last City is set deep in the Peruvian Andes, where five ill-prepared travellers - men and women with different values, temperaments and motives - find themselves trekking through one of the most exacting and beautiful regions on earth.

It is a journey which may temper or destroy them. They confront not only their relationships with one another, but also the enigmas of the country's past, the dangers of its present, and the limitations of their own minds and bodies. The 'lost city' of their destination is Vilcabamba, last refuge of the Inca against the Spaniards, subsumed by jungle for four hundred years.

In this brilliant exploration of the psychological challenges of travelling, set within the exotic jungle of South America, Colin Thubron for the first time joins his highly acclaimed talents as a travel writer with his gifts as a novelist.

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User Review  - Arja Salafranca - Goodreads

A spare, beautiful book about a group of travellers in the Andeans of Peru. Searching for both the last city of Vilcabamba and themselves, although they don't know it. A haunting read, with its delicate and elegant prose. Read full review

Review: To The Last City

User Review  - Goodreads

A spare, beautiful book about a group of travellers in the Andeans of Peru. Searching for both the last city of Vilcabamba and themselves, although they don't know it. A haunting read, with its delicate and elegant prose. Read full review

About the author (2012)

Colin Thubron is an acknowledged master of travel writing, and the winner of many prizes and awards. His first writing was about the Middle East - Damascus, Lebanon and Cyprus. In 1982 he travelled into the Soviet Union in an ancient Morris Marina, pursued by the KGB, a journey he recorded in Among the Russians. From these early experiences developed his classic travel books: Behind the Wall (winner of the Hawthornden Prize and the Thomas Cook Travel Award), The Lost Heart of Asia, In Siberia (Prix Bouvier) and Shadow of the Silk Road (all available in Vintage). In 2010 Colin Thubron became President of the Royal Society of Literature.

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