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  • 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

    National Bestseller In Ghost Train to the Eastern Star , Theroux recreates an epic journey he took thirty years ago, a giant loop by train (mostly) through Eastern Europe, Turkey, the Caucasus, Central Asia, the Indian Subcontinent, China, Japan, and Siberia. In short, he traverses all of Asia top to bottom, and end to end. In the three decades... 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...

  • The Consul's Fileby Paul Theroux

    Penguin Books Ltd 2011; Not Available

    Spencer Savage, a young American consul, is posted to Ayer Hitam, a small Malaysian town, in the 1970s. Told to close down this remote outpost in the sweltering jungle, he instead finds himself drawn to the many characters he meets among the Malays, Indians, Japanese, Chinese, and the clubbable expat Brits. Through his eyes we see the rich tapestry... more...

  • A Dead Handby Paul Theroux

    Penguin Books Ltd 2011; Not Available

    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... more...

  • Millroy the Magicianby Paul Theroux

    Penguin Books Ltd 2011; Not Available

    Fourteen-year-old Jilly Farina walks into the tent at the County Fair and finds her life transformed. Fixing her with his hypnotic gaze, Millroy the Magician performs astonishing miracles. When she is later magicked into his trailer and Millroy promises to train her as his assistant, Jilly feels safe for the first time in her short life. But... more...

  • The Tao of Travelby Paul Theroux

    Penguin Books Ltd 2011; Not Available

    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...