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

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

Peter Hessler

A New York Times striking Book

Winner of the Kiriyama e-book Prize

In the guts of China's Sichuan province, amid the terraced hills of the Yangtze River valley, lies the distant city of Fuling. Like many different small towns during this ever-evolving nation, Fuling is heading down a brand new course of swap and progress, which got here into remarkably sharp concentration while Peter Hessler arrived as a Peace Corps volunteer, marking the 1st time in additional than part a century that the town had an American resident. Hessler taught English and American literature on the neighborhood university, however it used to be his scholars who taught him concerning the advanced strategies of figuring out that ensue while one is immersed in a greatly assorted society.

Poignant, considerate, humorous, and significantly compelling, River Town is an unforgettable portrait of a urban that's looking to comprehend either what it was once and what it sometime will be.

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