The Amur River Between Russia and China

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Publisher's Synopsis

In his eightieth year, Colin Thubron takes a dramatic and often treacherous journey from the Amur's secret source to its giant mouth, covering almost 3,000 miles.

'Thubron on top form. Richly detailed, immaculately written and full of insights and encounters that bring a complex corner of the world to life' MICHAEL PALIN

Rising in the Mongolian mountains and flowing through Siberia to the Pacific, the Amur River forms the tense border between Russia and China. This is the most densely fortified frontier on Earth.

Harassed by injury and by arrest from the local police, Thubron makes his way along both the Russian and Chinese shores. By the time he reaches the river's desolate end, a whole, pivotal world has come alive.

'A masterpiece' William Dalrymple

'Unforgettable' Antony Beevor

'An epic journey along a frozen, fraught frontier... Fascinating' The Times

'This book is a triumph' Daily Telegraph

Winner of the Stanford Dolman Travel Book of the Year Award 2022

About the Publisher



Vintage is a highly respected paperback publisher of contemporary fiction and non-fiction, publishing writers like Philip Roth, Martin Amis and Toni Morrison. There are many Booker and Nobel Prize-winning authors on the Vintage list such as Kingsley Amis, A S Byatt, J M Coetzee, Ismail Kadare, Ian McEwan, Salman Rushdie, Anne Enright, Iris Murdoch, Roddy Doyle and Ben Okri, to name a few.

Book information

ISBN: 9781529110890
Publisher: Random House
Imprint: Vintage
Pub date:
DEWEY: 915.77
DEWEY edition: 23
Language: English
Number of pages: 291
Weight: 218g
Height: 130mm
Width: 198mm
Spine width: 23mm