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River Town

River Town

Author(s): Peter Hessler

Location(s): The Yangtze

Genre(s): Autobiography/Memoirs

Era(s): Modern



Peter Hessler, an American student, takes up an English teaching post in a remote town called Fuling where the River Wu meets the Yangtze. He starts by learning some of the characters on a sign and by the end he can read so much more – and in between he has taken the reader through his experiences of life in this little town, populated by fascinating characters.

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‘Studded with insight and humility, written with unshowy elegance, River Town is about ways of seeing’ (Daily Telegraph )

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