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The Mosquito Coast, Paul Theroux

Label
The Mosquito Coast
Title
The Mosquito Coast
Statement of responsibility
Paul Theroux
Creator
Author
Subject
Genre
Language
eng
Summary
The Mosquito Coast - winner of the James Tait Black Memorial Prize - is a breathtaking novel about fanaticism and a futile search for utopia from bestseller Paul Theroux. Published as a Penguin Essential for the first time. Allie Fox is going to re-create the world. Abominating the cops, crooks, junkies and scavengers of modern America, he abandons civilisation and takes the family to live in the Honduran jungle. There his tortured, messianic genius keeps them alive, his hoarse tirades harrying them through a diseased and dirty Eden towards unimaginable darkness. "Stunning...exciting, intelligent, meticulously realised, artful." (Victoria Glendinning, Sunday Times). "An epic of paranoid obsession that swirls the reader headlong to deposit him on a black mudbank of horror." (Christopher Wordsworth, Guardian). "Magnificently stimulating and exciting." (Anthony Burgess)
Member of
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1941-
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Theroux, Paul
Index
no index present
Literary form
novels
Series statement
Penguin essentials
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  • Americans
  • Honduras
Target audience
adult
Label
The Mosquito Coast, Paul Theroux
Instantiates
Publication
Copyright
Note
First published: 1981
Carrier category
volume
Content category
text
Control code
41798272
Dimensions
18 cm.
Edition
Penguin Essentials edition.
Extent
383 pages
Isbn
9780241973653
Media category
unmediated
System control number
  • (Sirsi) 41798272
  • (Sirsi) 41798272
Label
The Mosquito Coast, Paul Theroux
Publication
Copyright
Note
First published: 1981
Carrier category
volume
Content category
text
Control code
41798272
Dimensions
18 cm.
Edition
Penguin Essentials edition.
Extent
383 pages
Isbn
9780241973653
Media category
unmediated
System control number
  • (Sirsi) 41798272
  • (Sirsi) 41798272

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