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  • Mr Bonesby Paul Theroux

    Penguin Books Ltd 2014; US$ 14.38

    Mr Bones is a sparkling and darkly humorous collection of short stories by bestselling novelist and travel writer Paul Theroux. A family watches, horrified, as their patriarch transforms into the wise-cracking lead of an old-timey minstrel show. An art collector gleefully destroys his most valuable pieces. A young artist devotes himself... more...

  • A Dead Handby Paul Theroux

    McClelland & Stewart 2009; US$ 19.99

    Paul Theroux returns to India with a stylish and gripping novel of crime and obsession in Calcutta. In A Dead Hand , Paul Theroux brings to dramatic life a dark and twisted narrative of obsession and need. When Jerry Delfont, a travel writer with writer?s block, receives a letter from a captivating and seductive American philanthropist with news... more...

  • Ghost Train to the Eastern Starby Paul Theroux

    McClelland & Stewart 2009; US$ 21.00

    Paul Theroux?s highly acclaimed books include Dark Star Safari , Riding the Iron Rooster , The Old Patagonian Express , The Elephanta Suite , and, of course, The Great Railway Bazaar . Two of his books, The Mosquito Coast and Dr. Slaughter have been made into successful films. He is a frequent contributor to magazines, including the New Yorker... more...

  • The Tao of Travelby Paul Theroux

    McClelland & Stewart 2011; US$ 21.00

    This beautiful collection of travel wisdom is the perfect gift for any Theroux fan, and will equally delight seasoned travelers, young adventurers, and everyone in between. Few have traveled more than Paul Theroux, and fewer have crafted the original, perceptive, and entertaining body of work that he has. The Tao of Travel is a departure for him:... more...

  • The Elephanta Suiteby Paul Theroux

    McClelland & Stewart 2010; US$ 19.99

    A master of the travel narrative gives us three intertwined novellas of Westerners transformed by their sojourns in India. This startling and satisfying book captures the tumult, ambition, hardship, and serenity that mark today?s India. Paul Theroux?s characters risk venturing far beyond the subcontinent?s well-worn paths to discover woe or truth... more...

  • My Secret Historyby Paul Theroux

    Random House Publishing Group 2011; US$ 27.00

    "Theroux's best novel in years." CHICAGO TRIBUNE MY SECRET HISTORY is Paul Theroux's tour de force. It is the story of Andre Parent, a writer, a world traveler, a lover of every kind of woman he chances to meet in a life as varied as a man can lead. From his days as an altar boy, to his job as a teenaged lifeguard, and then as a youth caught between... more...

  • To the Ends of the Earthby Paul Theroux

    Random House Publishing Group 2011; US$ 7.99

    "Travel writing at its best." THE HOUSTON POST Author and travel writer Paul Theroux does what no one else can: he travels to the isolated, unusual, and fascinating spots of the world, and creates an elegy to them that makes readers feel they are traveling with him. Evocative, breathtaking, intriguing, here is the armchair traveler's guide to the sites... more...

  • Pillars of Herculesby Paul Theroux

    Random House Publishing Group 2011; US$ 17.00

    --Time "[THEROUX'S] WORK IS DISTINGUISHED BY A SPLENDID EYE FOR DETAIL AND THE TELLING GESTURE; a storyteller's sense of pacing and gift for granting closure to the most subtle progression of events; and the graceful use of language. . . . We are delighted, along with Theroux, by the politeness of the Turks, amazed by the mountainous highlands in... more...

  • Sir Vidia's Shadowby Paul Theroux

    Penguin Books Ltd 2011; US$ 15.98

    'Both unputdownable and utterly engaging' Jonathan Raban, The Times Literary Supplement 'I started reading Theroux's Sir Vidia's Shadow , the story of his friendship with V. S. Naipaul over thirty years and five continents - its origins, development, and sad, enigmatic termination. I couldn't, as they say, put it down. I don't know of a... more...

  • Fresh-air Fiendby Paul Theroux

    Penguin Books Ltd 2011; US$ 15.98

    Whether visiting the King of the Lozis at a bend in the Zambezi river or crossing the United States in a railway car of unsurpassable luxury, relating his experiments with biblical dieting, or detailing the illneses and diseases suffered in half a lifetime of travel, Paul Theroux, the fresh-air fiend himself, is always an entertaining and honest guide.... more...