A fascinating portrait of a society tearing off into the future with only the sketchiest of maps. --Publishers Weekly
Hessler's account superbly captures the spirit of a country. --Sunday Times on Hessler's ORACLE BONES
An extraordinary survey of contemporary China . . . really quite unforgettable. --Observer on ORACLE BONES
An extraordinary, genre-defying book . . . Beautifully constructed . . . Hessler's reportage is vivid. --Daily Telegraph on ORACLE BONES
A brilliant tapestry of ancient and modern China.
--Spectator on Hessler's RIVER TOWN
Funny and brilliantly written. I have not read anything quite like it before on China. --Chris Patten
Imaginative and illuminating . . . [Country Driving] gives us a steering wheel-up view of the country's giddying economic and social transformation. --Tim Butcher, author of BLOOD RIVER
A masterly, learned, entertaining, kind and endlessly fascinating panorama of life in 21st-century China.
About the Author
Peter Hessler is a staff writer at The New Yorker, where he served as the Beijing correspondent from 2000 to 2007, and is also a contributing writer for National Geographic. He is the author of River Town, which won the Kiriyama Book Prize, and Oracle Bones, which was a finalist for the National Book Award. He won the 2008 National Magazine Award for excellence in reporting.