Shadow of the Silk Road : (Vintage Voyages) by Colin Thubron 9781784875343

Shadow of the Silk Road : (Vintage Voyages)


Retrace the footsteps of ancient traders and explorers on an epic 7,000-mile odyssey through the heart of Central Asia. In Shadow of the Silk Road, celebrated travel writer Colin Thubron embarks on an extraordinary journey along the legendary trade route that linked China to the West. From the windswept dunes of the Gobi Desert to the lush valleys of Xinjiang and the war-torn cities of Afghanistan, Thubron paints a vivid and poignant portrait of a region struggling to reconcile its storied past with the complexities of the modern world.

Colin Thubron is an award-winning British novelist and travel writer, renowned for his immersive and evocative narratives. With an eye for rich detail and a profound sensitivity to the people he encounters, Thubron transports readers to the very heart of the ancient Silk Road, offering a mesmerizing tapestry of history, culture, and humanity. From the New York Times, Shadow of the Silk Road is "a transcendent exploration of present realities and ancient traditions, by a travel writer possessing an astonishing gift for observing life itself."

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