Synopses & Reviews
This is the incredible account of Thubron's 15,000-mile journey, by train, river and truck, among the people most damaged by the breakup of the Soviet Union. It is the story of a people moving through the ruins of Communism into more private, diverse and often stranger worlds.
Travelling through exotic cities and deserted villages by truck, boat and bus, this details a bestselling travel writer's account of his meetings with nostalgic old Stalinists, and aggressive Orthodox churchmen while interweaving Siberia's history with a vivid description of the place today.
Bestselling travel writer explores Siberia travelling by truck, bus and boat and compares the post Soviet Union to his previous visit in the early 80s where he travelled in an old Morris Minor. "This is a truly outstanding book" "Observer"