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  • The Lower Riverby Paul Theroux

    Penguin Books Ltd 2012; US$ 18.32

    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... more...

  • The Happy Isles of Oceaniaby Paul Theroux

    Penguin Books Ltd 2012; US$ 18.32

    Paul Theroux invites us to join him on one of his most exotic and tantalizing adventures exploring the coasts and blue lagoons of the Pacific Islands, and taking up residence to discover the secrets of these isles. Theroux is a mesmerizing narrator – brilliant, witty, keenly perceptive as he floats through Gauguin landscapes, sails in the wake of... more...

  • The Last Train to Zona Verdeby Paul Theroux

    Penguin Books Ltd 2013; US$ 14.09

    The Last Train to Zona Verde is an ode to the last African journey of Paul Theroux. 'Happy again, back in the kingdom of light,' writes Paul Theroux as he sets out on a new journey though the continent he knows and loves best. Having travelled down the right-hand side of Africa in Dark Star Safari , he sets out this time from Cape Town, heading... more...

  • The Elephanta Suiteby Paul Theroux

    Houghton Mifflin Harcourt 2008; US$ 13.95

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

  • The Tao of Travelby Paul Theroux

    Houghton Mifflin Harcourt 2011; US$ 13.95

    A philosophical guidebook and collection of insights celebrating the joy of travel, chosen by eminent travel writer Paul Theroux more...

  • Riding the Iron Roosterby Paul Theroux

    Houghton Mifflin Harcourt 2006; US$ 13.95

    Paul Theroux, the author of the train travel classics The Great Railway Bazaar and The Old Patagonian Express, takes to the rails once again in this account of his epic journey through China. He hops aboard as part of a tour group in London and sets out for China's border. He then spends a year traversing the country, where he pieces together a fascinating... more...

  • The Lower Riverby Paul Theroux

    Houghton Mifflin Harcourt 2012; US$ 13.95

    A taut, tense, darkly suspenseful novel about a man who flees to Africa after his marriage falls apart, only to be caught up in a precarious situation in a seemingly benign village. more...

  • The Great Railway Bazaarby Paul Theroux

    Houghton Mifflin Harcourt 2006; US$ 14.53

    First published more than thirty years ago, Paul Theroux's strange, unique, and hugely entertaining railway odyssey has become a modern classic of travel literature. Here Theroux recounts his early adventures on an unusual grand continental tour. Asia's fabled trains -- the Orient Express, the Khyber Pass Local, the Frontier Mail, the Golden Arrow... more...

  • The Mosquito Coastby Paul Theroux

    Houghton Mifflin Harcourt 2006; US$ 14.53

    In a breathtaking adventure story, the paranoid and brilliant inventor Allie Fox takes his family to live in the Honduran jungle, determined to build a civilization better than the one they've left. Fleeing from an America he sees as mired in materialism and conformity, he hopes to rediscover a purer life. But his utopian experiment takes a dark turn... more...

  • Dark Star Safariby Paul Theroux

    Houghton Mifflin Harcourt 2004; US$ 14.53

    In Dark Star Safari the wittily observant and endearingly irascible Paul Theroux takes readers the length of Africa by rattletrap bus, dugout canoe, cattle truck, armed convoy, ferry, and train. In the course of his epic and enlightening journey, he endures danger, delay, and dismaying circumstances. Gauging the state of affairs, he talks to Africans,... more...