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“Hessler has a marvelous sense of the intonations and gestures that give life to the moment.” —The New York Times Book Review

From Peter Hessler, the New York Times bestselling author of Oracle Bones and River Town, comes Country Driving, the third and final book in his award-winning China trilogy. Country Driving addresses the human side of the economic revolution in China, focusing on economics and development, and shows how the auto boom helps China shift from rural to urban, from farming to business.

Topics: Trilogy, Travelogue, Series, Creative Nonfiction, China, Road Trip, Chinese History, Journeys, Writing, Contemplative, Adventurous, Panoramic, and Realistic

Published: HarperCollins on
ISBN: 9780061969430
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