New, first edition of 500
Hardcover, concertina binding, handmade book opening to 11.5m, 24.5 x 16 cm
- Published by Rorhof, 2014
This book documents a hitchhike along China's Cross-Desert Highway, a road built in the mid 1990's to help the extraction of oil. It stretches for more than 500 km from north to south across the Taklamakan, one of the world's most inhospitable deserts. The journey records the road and its people - truck drivers, cotton pickers, oil well workers and prostitutes, whose lives are caught up in the dependency and desolation of the prospering oil industry.