ALL OVER THE PLACE PODCAST 014
In today’s episode, I speak with Paul Theroux about and his new book On the Plain of Snakes: A Mexican Journey (Houghton Mifflin Harcourt 2019). We also speak about a variety of topics including road trips, death, immigration, NAFTA, and how Donald Trump inspired him to write his new book.
In On the Plain of Snakes, Theroux documents his drive along the US-Mexican frontier, down into the heart of Mexico City, and throughout Oaxaca where he encounters migrants, corrupt cops, and mezcal.
There is a reason why Paul Theroux is considered one of the greatest living travel writers. His observations on the road are nuanced, informed, and timely. And his personal narrative doesn’t overpower or drown out the voices of the locals he meets and ultimately befriends while on the road.
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