The Lower River by Paul Theroux audiobook

The Lower River

By Paul Theroux
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Ellis Hock runs a menswear store in Massachusetts but still dreams of the four years he spent in Malawi. When his wife leaves him, he realizes that there is one place for him to go: back to Malawi on the remote Lower River, where he can be happy again. Arriving at the dusty village, he finds it transformed, but the locals remember him and welcome him back. Is his new life an escape … or a trap? Interweaving memory and desire, hope and despair, this is a hypnotic, compelling, and brilliant return to a terrain no one has written better about than Theroux.

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Summary

Summary

Ellis Hock runs a menswear store in Massachusetts but still dreams of the four years he spent in Malawi. When his wife leaves him, he realizes that there is one place for him to go: back to Malawi on the remote Lower River, where he can be happy again. Arriving at the dusty village, he finds it transformed, but the locals remember him and welcome him back. Is his new life an escape … or a trap?

Interweaving memory and desire, hope and despair, this is a hypnotic, compelling, and brilliant return to a terrain no one has written better about than Theroux.

Editorial Reviews

Editorial Reviews

“Theroux’s bravely unsentimental novel about a region where he began his own grand career should become part of anybody’s education in the continent.” Washington Post
“Theroux successfully grafts keen observations about the efficacy of international aid and the nature of nostalgia to a swift-moving narrative through a beautifully described landscape.” Publishers Weekly (starred review)
“In this hypnotically compelling fiction, [Theroux] wrestles with questions of good intentions and harsh reality…A gripping and vital novel that reads like Conrad or Greene—in short, a classic.” Booklist (starred review)
“Extraordinary…The suspense is enriched by Theroux’s loving attention to local customs and his subversive insights…Theroux has recaptured the sweep and density of his 1981 masterpiece The Mosquito Coast. That’s some achievement.” Kirkus Reviews (starred review)

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Author Bio: Paul Theroux

Author Bio: Paul Theroux

Paul Theroux is the author of many highly acclaimed novels and travel books. His novels include A Dead Hand and The Mosquito Coast, an international bestseller and the basis of the major motion picture. He lives in Hawaii and on Cape Cod.

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Available Formats : Digital Download
Category: Fiction/Literary
Runtime: 12.27
Audience: Adult
Language: English