Theroux, Paul

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Burma Sahib

The prolific Theroux (The Mosquito Coast) has long been a expert writer of fiction and travel narratives, so this biographical historical novel, about the young adult life of the soon-to-be George Orwell, is a natural for him.

The Bad Angel Brothers

As with any sibling rivalry, there are two sides to the story, and much of the tension hangs on whose perception is correct. Is Frank truly a villain, or is Cal an unreliable narrator whose perceptions are skewed by his experiences with Frank? Or are both statements true at once? A fraught psychological drama rich with mythic overtones.

On the Plain of Snakes: A Mexican Journey

Tourists headed to Mexico and those interested in the current migrant situation will learn a great deal

Figures in a Landscape: People & Places

For all fans of the author's ways of looking at life and literature. [See Prepub Alert, 11/12/17.]

Figures in a Landscape: People and Places

Care to visit Ecuador and Zimbabwe? Ride in a helicopter with Elizabeth Taylor and go surfing with Oliver Sacks? Bone up on works by Henry David Thoreau and Hunter Thompson? You can do it all with this essay collection from the shape-shifting author probably still best known for The Great Railway Bazaar...

Mother Land

Be selective when recommending this one. There is little balance and even less joy, but there is, sadly, some truth that many will recognize. [See Prepub Alert, 11/14/16.]

Deep South

A literary travelog that will interest readers of Southern history and literature and anyone with an interest in American urban history and the plight of the poor. [See Prepub Alert, 3/30/15.]

Mr. Bones: Twenty Stories

This excellent new collection allows readers to sample an array of Theroux's most entertaining fiction in short story form; highly recommended.

The Lower River

Theroux's latest can be read as straight-up suspense, but those unafraid of following him into the heart of darkness will be rewarded with much to discuss in this angry, ironic depiction of misguided philanthropy in a country dense with natural resources yet unable to feed its people. [See Prepub Alert, 11/7/11.]

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