Publication Date: 01/04/1999 ISBN: 9780349109350 Category:

Almost Heaven

Martin Fletcher

Publisher: Little, Brown Book Group
Publication Date: 01/04/1999 ISBN: 9780349109350 Category:
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After seven years as Washington correspondent of THE TIMES, Martin Fletcher set off to explore the great American ‘boondocks’ – the raw and untamed land that exists far from the famous cities and national parks. His extraordinary journey takes him to places no tourist would ever visit, to amazing communities outsiders have never heard of, to the quintessential America. He encounters snake-handlers, moonshiners, creationists, outlaws, polygamists, white supremacists and communities preparing for Armageddon. He goes bear hunting in West Virginia, fur trapping in Louisiana, diamond digging in Arkansas and gold prospecting in Nevada. From the eccentric but friendly to the frankly unhinged, the inhabitants of backwater America and their preoccupations, prejudices and traditions are brought vividly to life.
‘Fletcher is not only capable of excellent penmanship, but is also able to view the country and its people as both outsider and insider, and does so without being judgmental. I found his warm and subtly humorous style very appealing, and I highly recommend this book’ INDEPENDENT ON SUNDAY

Publisher Review

A well-observed, warm-hearted travelogue, with plenty of good humour and a cast of amazing characters * TLS * Sharply detailed and warmly insightful ... fascinating and consistently enlightening, wonderfully funny and unbelievably true * TIME OUT * A gourmet's guide to the boondocks * INDEPENDENT * Surprising, entertaining and original * SUNDAY TIMES *

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