Bryson, Bill: Lost Continent, The: Travels in Small-Town America
Book Number: TRAUSA13
Black Swan London, England 1999 8vo - over 7¾" - 9¾" tall Softcover, reprint edition, 264gms, 349pgs. After 10 years in England, Bill Bryson returns to the land of his youth, driving almost 14,000 miles in search of a mythical small town called Amalgam, the kind of smiling village where films of his youth were set. Instead he drove through a series of horrific burgs which he renamed Smellville, Fartville, Coleslaw, Dead Squaw, Coma and Doldrum. He found a continent that was double lost, lost to itself and lost to him because he had become a foreigner in his own country. Book is in good condition with mild general wear and tear and light page discolouration throughout. There is some mild water damage to rear pages, otherwise no other pre-loved markings.