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Writer Paul Theroux.

Paul Theroux ("Thuh-RUE") is no ordinary travel writer: his books are about exotic voyages, some by train, and others by foot. His work includes "The Great Railway Bazaar," "The Old Patagonian Express," and "The Kingdom By The Sea." He's also a novelist, perhaps best known for "The Mosquito Coast," which became a film starring Harrison Ford. In his latest book, " The Happy Isles of Oceania," Theroux explores the far-off Pacific Islands, traveling from island to island in a one-man, collapsible kayak. During his 18 month journey, he passes from Fiji to Samoa, on to the Marquesas, the Cook Islands, and beyond. (G.P. Putnam's sons)


Other segments from the episode on June 9, 1992

Fresh Air with Terry Gross, June 9, 1992: Interview with Nahid Rachlin; Interview with Paul Theroux; Review of the television documentary "Street Scenes: New York on Film."


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