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  • My Secret Historyby Paul Theroux

    Random House Publishing Group 2011; US$ 13.98

    "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

    “There are those who think that Paul Theroux is the finest travel writer working in English. This collection can only enhance that reputation.”— The New York Times Book Review 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... more...

  • The Pillars of Herculesby Paul Theroux

    Random House Publishing Group 2011; US$ 16.32

    "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...

  • Sir Vidia's Shadowby Paul Theroux

    Penguin Books Ltd 2011; US$ 18.32

    '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...

  • Fresh-air Fiendby Paul Theroux

    Penguin Books Ltd 2011; US$ 19.73

    In this collection of Theroux's shorter travel writings, he writes of sweatshops in Dongguan, massage parlours in Kowloon, jellyfish in Palau and bomb craters on Chrsitmas Island. 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... more...

  • The Consul's Fileby Paul Theroux

    Penguin Books Ltd 2011; US$ 12.68

    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; 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...

  • 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...

  • 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 Family Arsenalby Paul Theroux

    Penguin Books Ltd 2011; Not Available

    Hood, a renegade American diplomat, envisions a new urban order through the opium fog of his room. His sometimes bedmate, Mayo, has stolen a Flemish painting and is negotiating for publicity with The Times. Meanwhile, Murf the bomb-maker leaves his mark in red whilst his girlfriend Brodie bombs Euston . . . Set in the grimy decay of south-east... more...