万本电子书0元读

万本电子书0元读

顶部广告

Dispatches from Pluto电子书

售       价:¥

67人正在读 | 0人评论 9.8

作       者:Richard Grant

出  版  社:Simon & Schuster

出版时间:2015-10-13

字       数:43.8万

所属分类: 进口书 > 外文原版书 > 家居/园艺/旅游

温馨提示:此类商品不支持退换货,不支持下载打印

为你推荐

  • 读书简介
  • 目录
  • 累计评论(0条)
  • 读书简介
  • 目录
  • 累计评论(0条)
Richard Grant and his girlfriend were living in a shoebox apartment in New York City when they decided on a whim to buy an old plantation house in the Mississippi Delta. Dispatches from Pluto is their journey of discovery into this strange and wonderful American place. Imagine A Year In Provence with alligators and assassins, or Midnight in the Garden of Good and Evil with hunting scenes and swamp-to-table dining.On a remote, isolated strip of land, three miles beyond the tiny community of Pluto, Richard and his girlfriend, Mariah, embark on a new life. They learn to hunt, grow their own food, and fend off alligators, snakes, and varmints galore. They befriend an array of unforgettable local characters—blues legend T-Model Ford, cookbook maven Martha Foose, catfish farmers, eccentric millionaires, and the actor Morgan Freeman. Grant brings an adept, empathetic eye to the fascinating people he meets, capturing the rich, extraordinary culture of the Delta, while tracking its utterly bizarre and criminal extremes. Reporting from all angles as only an outsider can, Grant also delves deeply into the Delta’s lingering racial tensions. He finds that de facto segregation continues. Yet even as he observes major structural problems, he encounters many close, loving, and interdependent relationships between black and white families—and good reasons for hope.Dispatches from Pluto is a book as unique as the Delta itself. It’s lively, entertaining, and funny, containing a travel writer’s flair for in-depth reporting alongside insightful reflections on poverty, community, and race. It’s also a love story, as the nomadic Grant learns to settle down. He falls not just for his girlfriend but for the beguiling place they now call home. Mississippi, Grant concludes, is the best-kept secret in America.
目录展开

Cover

Dedication

Epigraph

Prologue

Chapter 1: First Landing

Chapter 2: Serpents in the Garden

Chapter 3: Joseph Brake

Chapter 4: Wing Shooter

Chapter 5: The Oncologist’s Hitmen

Chapter 6: Field Trip

Chapter 7: Elephant in the Room

Chapter 8: Deer Season

Chapter 9: 92 in the Shade

Chapter 10: Po Monkey’s

Chapter 11: Death Row Valentine

Chapter 12: Separate and Unequal

Chapter 13: Rites of Spring

Chapter 14: Holmes County Miracle

Chapter 15: Morgan Freeman and the Meaning of Life

Chapter 16: Election Day

Chapter 17: Grabbing Smoke

Chapter 18: You Send Me

Acknowledgments

About the Author

Index

Copyright

累计评论(0条) 0个书友正在讨论这本书 发表评论

发表评论

发表评论,分享你的想法吧!

买过这本书的人还买过

读了这本书的人还在读

回顶部