Paul Theroux’s book, Deep South: Four Seasons on Back Roads,
includes photographs by Steve McCurry
Paul Theroux and I have been working together since 1984.
We did a book together on Indian railways;
we worked on an assignment together in Costa Rica, and
I visited him at his home in Hawaii.
Deep South is our second book collaboration.
Paul has a keen sense of humor and a sharp wit.
He’s able to cut through the nonsense to find the truth.
Allendale, South Carolina
This house served as Union headquarters during the Civil War
Ruby Johnson, Postermaster
“…the vitality of the South lies in the self-awareness of its deeply rooted people.
What made the South an enlightenment for a traveler like me, more interested in conversation than sightseeing,
was the heart and soul of its family narratives — its human…