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River Town: Two Years on the Yangtze (P.S.)

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A New York Times Notable Book

Winner of the Kiriyama Book Prize

In the heart of China's Sichuan province, amid the terraced hills of the Yangtze River valley, lies the remote town of Fuling. Like many other small cities in this ever-evolving country, Fuling is heading down a new path of change and growth, which came into remarkably sharp focus when Peter Hessler arrived as a Peace Corps volunteer, marking the first time in more than half a century that the city had an American resident. Hessler taught English and American literature at the local college, but it was his students who taught him about the complex processes of understanding that take place when one is immersed in a radically different society.

Poignant, thoughtful, funny, and enormously compelling, River Town is an unforgettable portrait of a city that is seeking to understand both what it was and what it someday will be.

Synopsis:

In the tradition of "Iron & Silk" comes a powerful memoir about a young American teacher in the Peace Corps living in the small Chinese city of Fuling as it navigates increasing waves of cultural and social upheaval. Maps.

About the Author

Peter Hessler is the Beijing correspondent for The New Yorker and a contributor to National Geographic. He is the author of River Town.

Product Details

ISBN:
9780060855024
Author:
Hessler, Peter
Publisher:
Harper Perennial
Author:
by Peter Hessler
Subject:
Description and travel
Subject:
Asia - China
Subject:
Essays & Travelogues
Subject:
Fuling (Sichuan Sheng, China)
Subject:
International Relations - General
Subject:
General Travel
Subject:
Travel
Subject:
China
Subject:
Hessler, Peter - Travel - China -
Subject:
Travel Writing-General
Copyright:
Edition Description:
Trade PB
Series:
P.S.
Publication Date:
20060531
Binding:
TRADE PAPER
Grade Level:
General/trade
Language:
English
Pages:
432
Dimensions:
8.02x5.32x1.06 in. .71 lbs.

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