Fresh-Air Fiend: Travel Writings 1985-2000

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McClelland & Stewart, Apr 1, 2001 - Voyages and travels - 480 pages
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Paul Theroux has been hailed as the best travel writer of his generation. Fresh-Air Fiend is an essential collection, which includes 52 remarkable pieces written over the last 15 years. Wonderfully broad in scope, thought, and feeling, the book touches down on five continents and floats through most of the seas in between. From the snowbound Maine woods, to the expectant chaos of Hong Kong on the eve of the Hand-over, to a remote island in the Pacific where the first atomic bombs were detonated, Theroux is the perfect guide – casually informative, keenly observant, wry, and entertaining. As Time has written, Theroux “serves as both the camera and the eye, and both the details and the illusions are developed with brilliance.” From the Trade Paperback edition.

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User Review  - Oyster - Goodreads

Paul Theroux's first collection of essays and articles devoted solely to travel writing is a gem. From a solitary trip to the Maine woods to a mad dash through Hong Kong, “Fresh Air Fiend” treads on Theroux's familiar themes, particularly becoming a stranger to discover the self. Read full review

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User Review  - Bethany - Goodreads

This was going to be four stars until part 7, where it abruptly veered off into book reviews. Read full review

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About the author (2001)

Paul Theroux, an internationally acclaimed travel writer, is also the author of over two dozen novels and other non-fiction. He divides his time between Hawaii and Cape Cod.

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