1999 1st US edition "First U.S. Edition" stated; Harper Collins Publishers, New York; hardbound in blue and black boards with silver lettering along spine; very good condition with unmarked pages; dust jacket very good.
In the early 1980s, Colin Thubron wrote a book about his travels around the Soviet Union in an old Morris Minor. In the late 90s, post–Soviet Union, he decided to explore Siberia—this time by truck, by bus, by boat. The result is an evocative account of an extraordinary region. He travels through exotic cities and deserted villages, meets nostalgic old Stalinists and aggressive Orthodox churchmen, and generally interweaves Siberia's fascinating history with a description of the place today.