“The river looked better in the old days.”
RETURN TO RIVER TOWN, Peter Hessler
Readers of Peter Hessler’s River Town, or who take an interest in how China is changing – and what remains the same – will enjoy this retrospective of the Yangtze River town of Fuling and how the town and its people fare today after the extraordinary growth and change that has come with the completion of the Three Gorges Dam and the rise of the river.
“The new mind-sets impress me even more than the material changes.”
As ever, Hessler’s sensitivity and discretion remain the best example for other China expats and travel writers (similar to Larry Durrell) of fine writing about what has always been his very personal experience of life in China.
Read Return to River Town at National Geographic.