1988, 1st edition; G.P. Putnam's Sons publishers, New York; hardbound in lion color and black boards with gilt lettering along spine; quite good condition of book with unmarked pages, appears unread; dust jacket good.
Riding the Iron Rooster (1988) is a travel book by Paul Theroux primarily about his travels through China in the 1980s. One of his aims is to disprove the Chinese maxim, "you can always fool a foreigner". It won the 1989 Thomas Cook Travel Book Award.