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Paul Theroux

Biography

Paul Theroux

Paul Theroux's highly acclaimed novels include BLINDING LIGHT, HOTEL HONOLULU, MY OTHER LIFE, KOWLOON TONG and THE MOSQUITO COAST. His travel books include GHOST TRAIN TO THE EASTERN STAR, DARK STAR SAFARI, RIDING THE IRON ROOSTER, THE GREAT RAILWAY BAZAAR, THE OLD PATAGONIAN EXPRESS and THE HAPPY ISLES OF OCEANIA. He lives in Hawaii and on Cape Cod.

Paul Theroux

Books by Paul Theroux

by Paul Theroux - Memoir, Nonfiction, Travel

Paul Theroux has spent 50 years crossing the globe, adventuring in the exotic, seeking the rich history and folklore of the far away. Now, for the first time, in his 10th travel book, Theroux explores a piece of America --- the Deep South. He finds there a paradoxical place, full of incomparable music, unparalleled cuisine, and yet also some of the nation’s worst schools, housing and unemployment rates. It’s these parts of the South, so often ignored, that have caught Theroux’s keen traveler’s eye.

by Paul Theroux - Fiction, Short Stories

A family watches in horror as their patriarch transforms into the singing, wise-cracking lead of an old-timey minstrel show. A renowned art collector relishes publicly destroying his most valuable pieces. Two boys stand by helplessly as their father stages an all-consuming war on the raccoons living in the woods around their house. In this new collection of short stories, Paul Theroux explores the tenuous leadership of the elite and the surprising revenge of the overlooked.

by Paul Theroux - Memoir, Nonfiction, Travel

“Happy again, back in the kingdom of light,” writes Paul Theroux as he sets out on a new journey through the continent he knows and loves best. Theroux first came to Africa as a 22-year-old Peace Corps volunteer, and the pull of the vast land never left him. Now he returns, after 50 years on the road, to explore the little-traveled territory of western Africa and to take stock both of the place and of himself.

by Paul Theroux - Adventure

When his wife and child leave him, Ellis Hock journeys back to Malawi on the remote Lower River, an area he hasn’t returned to since his years with the Peace Corps. But when he arrives, he finds that poverty and apathy have transformed the village he once so idealized.

by Paul Theroux - Fiction, Mystery

 

Herbie Gneiss is forced to drop out of college and get a job at a toy factory to support his mother's potato chip habit.  When Herbie is drafted, Mr. Gibbon, a patriotic veteran who alsow worked at the factory, falls in love with Herbie's mother and the couple moves into Miss. Ball's boarding house.  Convinced that they need to do their patriotic duty, the trio of seniors decide to rob a local bank that is clearly a Communist front.  Will they pull it off?