Shadow of the Silk Road

Colin Thubron (Author)

Product Details

$15.99  $14.71
Harper Perennial
Publish Date
July 01, 2008
5.3 X 0.9 X 8.0 inches | 0.65 pounds

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About the Author

Colin Thubron is the author of seven award-winning novels, including To the Last City, which was long-listed for the Man Booker Prize. He is an acknowledged master of travel writing, and his most recent titles include Behind the Wall, winner of the Hawthornden Prize and the Thomas Cook Travel Award; In Siberia, winner of the Prix Bouvier; the New York Times bestseller Shadow of the Silk Road; and To a Mountain in Tibet. In 2010 he became president of the Royal Society of Literature.


"Thubron has done it all, with sparkling grace . . . He is a brilliant brooder, artful in his melancholy."--San Francisco Chronicle
"Splendid...Sumptuously detailed, elegantly written and riveting...Thubron misses nothing."--Providence Journal
"A fantastically descriptive writer, Thubron digs through the history of Central Asia...Perfect for vicarious travelers."--New York magazine
"An exhausting journey and a marvelous book."--Harper's Magazine
"Moving in a way that's rare in travel literature...Thubron goes to places most other sojourners can't."--Lorraine Adams, New York Times Book Review
"[Thubron] augments his trenchant narrative with impressive historical background and evocative, lyrical prose...An impressive, rewarding...trek."--Kirkus Reviews
"An illuminating account of a breathtaking journey."--Booklist
"[Thubron is] intrepid, resourceful . . . and immensely talented . . . a splendid book."--Jonathan Yardley, Washington Post Book World
"[An] absorbing travel epic...Thubron's poetic eye still teases out gorgeous subtleties in the panorama.""--Publishers Weekly (starred review)