The first major travelogue by a Westerner to explore life in the modern Philippines under President Duterte, who has been waging a bloody drug war that frequently makes Western headlines.
In this remarkable narrative of travel and cultural history, Oxford historian James Pettifer makes his own philosophical journey through New Jersey, where Springsteen's music becomes a metaphor for the nature of US society.
"Caribbean Winter, brilliantly translated by Mary Gallagher, is a glowing, incantatory work of genius that can profitably be read in tandem with Morand's marvellous 1921 trilogy of Proustian novels set in London, Tender Shoots."—Spectator