Paul Theroux The Lower River

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The Lower River

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“[Hock] knows he is ensorcelled by exoticism, but he can’t help himself. And, as things go from bad to worse and the pages start to turn faster, neither can we. A.”—Entertainment Weekly
When he was a young man, Ellis Hock spent four of the best years of his life with the Peace Corps in Malawi. So when his wife of forty-two years leaves him, he decides to return to the village where he was stationed in search of the happiness he’d been missing since he left. But what he finds is not what he expected. The school he built is a ruin, the church and clinic are gone, and poverty and apathy have set in among the people.

They remember Ellis and welcome him with open arms. Soon, however, their overtures turn menacing; they demand money and refuse to let him leave the village. Is his new life an escape or a trap?
“Theroux’s bravely unsentimental novel about a region where he began his own grand career should become part of anybody’s education in the continent.”—Washington Post

The Lower River is riveting in its storytelling and provocative in its depiction of this African backwater, infusing both with undertones of slavery and cannibalism, savagery and disease.”—New York Times Book Review

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HMH hardcover, 2012Previous ISBN: 978-0-547-74650-0

About the Author:

PAUL THEROUX is the author of many highly acclaimed books. His novels include The Lower River and The Mosquito Coast, and his renowned travel books include Ghost Train to the Eastern Star and Dark Star Safari. He lives in Hawaii and Cape Cod.

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Descripción Penguin Books Ltd, United Kingdom, 2013. Paperback. Estado de conservación: New. Language: English . Brand New Book. Award-winning writer Paul Theroux draws upon personal experience of living in Malawi in his eye-opening novel, about one man s return to an Africa he no longer recognises, The Lower River. Decades ago Massachusetts salesman Ellis Hock spent four years in Africa - and the continent has never left him. So when his wife walks out and his business goes belly up, Ellis turns back to the one place in which he briefly found happiness.Yet returning to the village of Malabo shocks him. The school he built is a ruin. The people he remembers are poor, apathetic, hostile. The country labours as if under a great, invisible burden. However, Ellis is determined. This is his escape, a paradise regained.But escape can be a snare, a trap for the unwary . . .The Lower River is a hypnotic, compelling and brilliant return to a terrain no one has ever written better about than Paul Theroux: the tragic stage of modern Africa, AIDS-ravaged and despairing in the face of creeping consumerism, greed and dependence. Remarkable, admirable, riveting, heartbreaking. A masterly, moving portrait of how Africa ensnares and enchants Guardian Terrific writing. Theroux s senses are always on full alert Evening Standard Powerful, vivid, shocking The Times Theroux invests this very 21st-century journey into the heart of ennui with a caustic bite, like the snakes that pop up throughout Metro The sense of menace is masterful. Theroux has never written a better novel Sunday TelegraphAmerican travel writer Paul Theroux is known for the rich descriptions of people and places that is often streaked with his distinctive sense of irony; his novels and collected short stories, My Other Life, The Collected Stories, My Secret History, The Stranger at the Palazzo d Oro, A Dead Hand, Millroy the Magician, The Elephanta Suite, Saint Jack, The Consul s File, The Family Arsenal, The Mosquito Coast, and his works of non-fiction, including the iconic The Great Railway Bazaar are available from Penguin. Nº de ref. de la librería APG9780241957745

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Descripción Penguin Books Ltd, United Kingdom, 2013. Paperback. Estado de conservación: New. Language: English . Brand New Book. Award-winning writer Paul Theroux draws upon personal experience of living in Malawi in his eye-opening novel, about one man s return to an Africa he no longer recognises, The Lower River. Decades ago Massachusetts salesman Ellis Hock spent four years in Africa - and the continent has never left him. So when his wife walks out and his business goes belly up, Ellis turns back to the one place in which he briefly found happiness.Yet returning to the village of Malabo shocks him. The school he built is a ruin. The people he remembers are poor, apathetic, hostile. The country labours as if under a great, invisible burden. However, Ellis is determined. This is his escape, a paradise regained.But escape can be a snare, a trap for the unwary . . .The Lower River is a hypnotic, compelling and brilliant return to a terrain no one has ever written better about than Paul Theroux: the tragic stage of modern Africa, AIDS-ravaged and despairing in the face of creeping consumerism, greed and dependence. Remarkable, admirable, riveting, heartbreaking. A masterly, moving portrait of how Africa ensnares and enchants Guardian Terrific writing. Theroux s senses are always on full alert Evening Standard Powerful, vivid, shocking The Times Theroux invests this very 21st-century journey into the heart of ennui with a caustic bite, like the snakes that pop up throughout Metro The sense of menace is masterful. Theroux has never written a better novel Sunday TelegraphAmerican travel writer Paul Theroux is known for the rich descriptions of people and places that is often streaked with his distinctive sense of irony; his novels and collected short stories, My Other Life, The Collected Stories, My Secret History, The Stranger at the Palazzo d Oro, A Dead Hand, Millroy the Magician, The Elephanta Suite, Saint Jack, The Consul s File, The Family Arsenal, The Mosquito Coast, and his works of non-fiction, including the iconic The Great Railway Bazaar are available from Penguin. Nº de ref. de la librería APG9780241957745

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