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  • 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...

  • The Pillars of Herculesby Paul Theroux

    Random House Publishing Group 2011; US$ 18.00

    "DAZZLING." --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... more...

  • Fresh-air Fiendby Paul Theroux

    Penguin Books Ltd 2011; US$ 14.09

    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...

  • The Tao of Travelby Paul Theroux

    Penguin Books Ltd 2011; US$ 14.09

    Paul Theroux celebrates fifty years of wandering the globe by collecting the best writing on travel from the books that shaped him, as a reader and a traveller. Part philosophical guide, part miscellany, part reminiscence, The Tao of Travel enumerates 'The Contents of Some Travellers' Bags' and exposes 'Writers Who Wrote About Places They Never... more...

  • A Dead Handby Paul Theroux

    Penguin Books Ltd 2011; US$ 12.68

    A Dead Hand is a dark tale of crime in Calcutta, by Paul Theroux. Jerry Delfont is a travel writer with writer's block. Lounging in Calcutta one day, he receives a mysterious letter. It comes from an American philanthropist, Mrs Merrill Unger. An Indian friend of her son is in trouble: he woke up in a hotel room with a dead body next to him;... more...

  • Sir Vidia's Shadowby Paul Theroux

    Penguin Books Ltd 2011; US$ 14.09

    '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... more...

  • Saint Jackby Paul Theroux

    Penguin Books Ltd 2011; US$ 12.68

    Jack Flowers, saint or sinner, caught a passing bumboat into Singapore and got a job as a water-clerk to a Chinese ship chandler. Now, on the side, he offers girls (indeed 'anything, anything at all') to tourists, sailors, residents and expatriates, but he is haunted by his lack of worldly success and his fifty-three years weigh heavily on him. So... more...

  • The Old Patagonian Expressby Paul Theroux

    Penguin Books Ltd 2011; US$ 15.50

    The Old Patagonian Express tells of Paul Theroux?s train journey down the length of North and South America. Beginning on Boston?s subway, he depicts a voyage from ice-bound Massachusetts to the arid plateau of Argentina?s most southerly tip, via pretty Central American towns and the ancient Incan city of Macchu Pichu. Shivering and sweating... more...

  • Dark Star Safariby Paul Theroux

    Penguin Books Ltd 2011; US$ 15.50

    Dark Star Safari is Paul Theroux's now classic account of a journey from Cairo to Cape Town. Travelling across bush and desert, down rivers and across lakes, and through country after country, Theroux visits some of the most beautiful landscapes on earth, and some of the most dangerous. It is a journey of discovery and of rediscovery -- of... more...